National Security Adviser to the White House, John Bolton, revealed today that he has spoken with the elected president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, “to restore democracy in Venezuela and counteract the predatory practices of China in the hemisphere.”
In a message posted on his Twitter account, Bolton said he spoke with Bukele to congratulate him “for his historic election” and transfer the country’s support.
He also indicated that they talked about “ways to strengthen the friendship between the US and El Salvador and collaborate to restore democracy in Venezuela and counteract China’s predatory practices in the hemisphere.”
Last week, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador ratified Nayib Bukele, of the Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA), as winner in the first round of the presidential elections at the end of the vote counting.
The final recount confirmed that Bukele won 53% of the votes, ahead of the candidates of the Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), thus breaking the bipartisanship that the two traditional parties maintained. for decades in the Executive to share the last five administrations.
Bukele, a 37-year-old businessman who is being prosecuted for alleged sexist violence and slander, will take office for the 2019-2024 term on June 1, for which the current president, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, has appointed a transition commission.
One of the main proposals of Bukele during the campaign, which had as one of its strongest points to point out cases of corruption linked to previous governments, was the creation of an international commission against impunity.
The president, Donald Trump, has been very critical of the Central American governments, to whom he has threatened to withdraw part of his economic development aid, by ensuring that they have not done enough to prevent the departure of several caravans of migrants who have left the region with the aim of reaching the country. (EFEUSA) .-