President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has been granted a particular license permitting him to briefly step down from his presidential position to pursue a second time period within the nation’s upcoming elections on February 4, 2024. This transfer aligns with a 2021 Supreme Courtroom ruling and the constitutional interpretation, specifying that Bukele can solely search a second time period if he vacates the presidency six months previous to the beginning of the next presidential time period, commencing on June 1, 2024.
Of notable concern to many Salvadorans was Bukele’s safety, significantly given his agency method to combating felony gangs, making him a possible goal for these illicit teams. Addressing these issues, the legislative meeting has accepted his presidential safety element.
Within the interim, Claudia Juana Rodríguez de Guevara was appointed the presidential designate. She is going to function the caretaker of the presidency till June 1, 2024. Rodríguez de Guevara has a longstanding skilled relationship with Bukele, having held varied roles alongside him all through his profession. Her most up-to-date positions embody serving because the personal secretary of the presidency and because the president of the board of administrators of the Municipal Works Directorate.
Regardless of her intensive background working with Bukele, Rodríguez de Guevara maintains a refined public profile with minimal presence on social media platforms. As a caretaker, main coverage adjustments throughout her tenure are unlikely. Her stance on important points, such because the nation’s coverage relating to Bitcoin, stays undisclosed as a result of non permanent nature of her position. Nevertheless, given her alignment with Bukele’s previous approaches, it is anticipated that she’ll keep continuity with the present administration’s path.