El Salvador: Bukele claims victory in “election”

Source: MercoPress [Uruguay]

“El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele declared himself the winner ‘with more than 85% of the votes’ before the official results of Sunday’s elections were released. ‘According to our numbers, we have won the presidential election with more than 85% of the votes and a minimum of 58 of 60 Assembly deputies,’ he stressed on social media. Bukele, 42, was the first head of state to run for re-election since the end of the civil war in 1992 despite an express Constitutional ban on consecutive terms. … If confirmed, Bukele will be the first president reelected in the last 32 years, thanks to a peculiar construction of the Constitution by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench appointed in an unclear manner by a pro-government Congress.” (02/05/24)