El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has been granted go away by Congress for six months to permit him to marketing campaign for reelection regardless of a constitutional prohibition on reelection
ByThe Related Press
November 30, 2023, 10:55 PM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador’s Congress granted President Nayib Bukele go away for six months Thursday to permit him to marketing campaign for reelection regardless of a constitutional prohibition and authorised the president’s number of his personal secretary to be the nation’s interim chief.
Bukele will search a second five-year time period for the New Concepts get together within the Feb. 4 nationwide elections. Vice President Félix Ulloa was additionally granted go away to marketing campaign once more as Bukele’s working mate.
Lawmakers voted 67 in favor to 12 towards to approve Bukele’s request for go away.
Congress then voted to approve Bukele’s number of Claudia Juana Rodríguez de Guevara, his personal secretary, to fill in till his present time period ends Might 30, 2024. Rodríguez de Guevara has been a detailed collaborator of Bukele since his political begin as mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlan.
Constitutional attorneys keep that Bukele’s reelection bid violates at the least 4 articles of the structure. However the Supreme Electoral Tribunal dominated earlier this month that Bukele’s candidacy met the authorized necessities.
Whereas extremely fashionable in El Salvador for his aggressive conflict towards the gangs that lengthy terrorized the nation, Bukele has confronted worldwide criticism for consolidating energy and never respecting human rights.