Bukele President of El Salvador
President-elect Nayib Bukele receives the electoral credentials from the president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Dora Esmeralda Martínez at the Theater National, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Feb. 29, 2024. EFE/Rodrigo Sura

Bukele President of El Salvador


San Salvador, Feb 29 (EFE).-

Nayib Bukele was on Thursday handed his credentials as president-elect of El Salvador to 2029, following his re-election early in the month.

The vice president-elect, Félix Ulloa, also received his credentials in an event held at the National Theater of San Salvador, in the heart of the capital, and broadcast on a national radio and television network.

“The Supreme Electoral Court does the country good by declaring elected the citizens who were chosen with the free, sovereign, secret and equal vote of the population,” said Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) president Dora Esmeralda Martínez.

She assured that “we fulfilled the country by delivering the official credentials to the elected authorities today” and classified the democratic participation of more than 3 million citizens (a little more than 50 percent of the electoral roll) in the election as “historic,” which “gives faith and confidence of the people in the system and the work of the court.”

Martínez added that election day took place “completely normal and orderly, and with a vote in peace and without difficulties.”

Deputies, members of the cabinet of the current government, judges of the Supreme Court of Justice, ambassadors accredited to the country, representatives of international organizations and special guests attended the event.

On Feb. 18, the TSE ratified the victory of Bukele, of the ruling Nuevas Ideas (NI) party, in the election on Feb. 4, which gave him 84.6 percent of the valid votes, more of 2.7 million.

Bukele and Ulloa will continue in a second term at the head of the government starting June 1 for a period of five years.

Bukele became the first president to be re-elected in El Salvador since the country became a democracy, despite the constitutional ban on immediate re-election. EFE


Salvadorans gather outside the National Theater in San Salvador, El Salvador, Feb. 29, 2024. EFE/Rodrigo Sura

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