Nayib Bukele Stepped Away From Presidency to Pursue Second Term
"President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has been granted a special license allowing him to temporarily step down from his presidential role to pursue a second term in the country's upcoming elections on February 4, 2024."
"This move aligns with a 2021 Supreme Court ruling and the constitutional interpretation, specifying that Bukele can only seek a second term if he vacates the presidency six months prior to the start of the subsequent presidential term, commencing on June 1, 2024," wrote Bitcoin Magazine.
"Congress then voted to approve Bukele’s selection of Claudia Juana Rodríguez de Guevara, his private secretary, to fill in until his current term ends May 30, 2024. Rodríguez de Guevara has been a close collaborator of Bukele since his political start as mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlan," per APNews.
"Bukele will seek a second five-year term for the New Ideas party in the Feb. 4 national elections. Vice President Félix Ulloa was also granted leave to campaign again as Bukele’s running mate."