El Salvador’s Bukele has everyone’s attention as he seeks reelection in spite of the constitution

February 01, 2024

To many, El Salvador’s president is a national hero who took on the country’s violent gangs with an unrelenting hand. After sidestepping El Salvador’s constitution prohibiting reelection in six different places, Bukele has the support of from seven to nine of every 10 voters, according to recent polling. Patrons sit at a food store decorated with a mural of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, who is running for re-election, in downtown San Salvador, El Salvador, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. To some, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is a national hero who beat back the country’s violent gangs with an unrelenting hand. Supporters of El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele campaign for his re-election in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.