El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has declared himself the winner of national elections that revolved around the tradeoff between security and democracy.
Bukele on Sunday claimed to have won more than 85 percent of the vote despite electoral authorities not releasing the official results of the poll.
“According to our numbers, we have won the presidential election with more than 85 percent of the votes and a minimum of 58 of 60 deputies in the Assembly,” Bukele said on X before official results were announced, describing the outcome as a “record in the entire democratic history of the world”. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from the capital San Salvador. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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