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Nayib Bukele inaugurated for second consecutive term in El Salvador

The investiture ceremony, broadcast on national television, was private and without public access

This Saturday Nayib Bukele was inaugurated by Congress for a second consecutive term as president of El Salvador in the period 2024-2029, despite the constitutional prohibition and with complaints about the country's economic situation.

The investiture ceremony, broadcast on national television, was private and without public access. Only the king of Spain, Felipe VI, was present; the president of Argentina, Javier Milei; other leaders, the family and some close to Bukele, he reported EFE.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people, including special guests from different sectors of the country and internationally, along with supporters of Bukele and the ruling party, Nuevas Ideas (NI), were waiting for his speech outside Congress, in the Plaza Capitán General Gerardo Barrios.

Mandate questioned

In this way, Bukele becomes the first president of El Salvador's democratic era to take office for a second consecutive term, after decades of military dictatorship and a 12-year civil war (1980-1992).

However, various political and social actors in El Salvador have stated that they do not recognize the legality or legitimacy of Bukele's second term because it is contrary to the Magna Carta of that country.

Also participating in the investiture ceremony were the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro; his counterparts from Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves; from Paraguay, Santiago Peña, and from Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, and the Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño.

In addition, a delegation from the United States Department of Homeland Security was present representing the Government of Joe Biden, led by Alejandro Mayorkas.

Moments before the investiture, Congress – with a large pro-government majority – held an extraordinary plenary session in the facilities of the National Theater and then moved it to the National Palace.

Bukele promises to “heal the economy”

Nayib Bukele promised this Saturday to “heal” the economy after curing the country of the “cancer” of violence, generated mainly by gang groups, he reported. EFE.

“Now that we have fixed the most urgent thing, which was security, we are going to focus fully on the important problems, starting with the economy,” said the Salvadoran president in his investiture speech before hundreds of people, including guests and followers, from the box of the centenary National Palace.

He assured that “Salvadoran society is still sick, but it no longer has cancer,” because “the country has already cured itself of gangs and now wants to cure itself of the bad economy,” he stated.

sourceEFE

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