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El Salvador: anti-corruption candidate Nayib Bukele wins presidential election

Running on the campaign slogan “there’s enough money when no one steals,” anti-corruption candidate Nayib Bukele, the former mayor of the capital, won the country’s presidential election by a landslide and ending 25 years of political dominance by two parties. An estimated 67,000 people in the country belong to gangs that are responsible for the country having the highest murder rate in the world. The small country has a population of only 6.5 million, around 30% of which are under the poverty line. With over 4,500 election observers from various organizations including the EU and Organization of American States, the election was closely watched and no major reports of problems were received. Voters are hopeful that the new president will be able to achieve change where more entrenched parties were not. 

Source: El Salvador: anti-corruption candidate Nayib Bukele wins presidential election | World news | The Guardian

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