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 within the nation’s upcoming elections on February 4, 2024. This transfer aligns with a 2021 Supreme Court 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, notably given his agency strategy to combating felony gangs, making him a possible goal for these illicit teams. Addressing these considerations, the legislative meeting has authorized 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 modifications throughout her tenure are unlikely. Her stance on important points, such because the nation’s coverage concerning Bitcoin, stays undisclosed as a result of short-term nature of her function. Nevertheless, given her alignment with Bukele’s previous approaches, it is anticipated that she’ll preserve continuity with the present administration’s course.