Nayib Bukele claims victory in El Salvador’s presidential election

Former mayor of San Salvador, Nayib Bukele has claimed victory in the El Salvador’s presidential election. With most votes counted, the former mayor of the capital city had nearly 53 per cent of the vote with his closest rival,  Carlos Calleja garnering 32 per cent votes.

Bukele’s primary opponents — Carlos Calleja of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), and Hugo Martinez of the leftist Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN) — recognized the win.

Politics in El Salvador has been dominated over the past three decades by two main parties – the incumbent left-wing FMLN and the conservative ARENA.

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