President Nayib Bukele maintains broad popular support to seek re-election in 2024

The Salvadoran people remain firm in their conviction and support for the president of the republic, Nayib Bukele, and this support is reflected in the fact that they consider it feasible for the president to be re-elected in office in the 2024 elections.

According to data from the public opinion survey released by TResearch International corresponding to November of this year, Salvadorans support the re-election of President Bukele by 94.1%.

The survey data reflects that the vast majority of the population trusts in the work that the president has developed in three and a half years of management, and that he can continue with the transformations that are necessary in the country.

One of the problems that most afflicted the population was the violence that the gangs had generated for several decades without the ARENA and FEM governments doing anything to confront and eradicate them.

President Bukele gave an important turn to public security policies and began a frontal assault against these criminal groups.

Last Wednesday, the Head of State announced that phase V of the Territorial Control Plan (PCT), called Extraction, would begin to be executed.

“If the terrorists want to escape or supply those inside with food, weapons, and everything else they use to intimidate the population, phase V will allow the Armed Forces to intercept both criminals and collaborators,” was part of the message from the agent.

With the implementation of this plan and the emergency regime endorsed by Parliament since last March, the security forces have already captured more than 58,000 gang members and seized vehicles, weapons, ammunition, drugs, and money that the criminals had as a result of illegal activities.

The government of President Bukele has also been internationally recognized for the successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic, since he applied a series of measures that helped save the lives of compatriots when the pandemic was already wreaking havoc in various nations around the world.

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the Constitution does not expressly prohibit presidential re-election since it only establishes prohibitions for candidacies and leaves the decision to elect up to the will and sovereignty of the people.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the highest body in electoral matters, has stated that it will abide by the sentence since, by constitutional mandate, the decisions made in this court are of strict and mandatory compliance.

Bukele, who has already announced that he will seek re-election, is the most important political figure in the country and maintains a high level of approval for his government’s administration by the population, according to data from national and international polling firms.