Nayib Bukele is the president with the highest approval in the Latin American region

Nayib Bukele, president of the Republic of El Salvador, remains the leader in the ranking of Latin American leaders with the highest population approval for his work as head of the executive, according to the measurement that Datoworld made at the end of last November.

The Salvadoran president — who is fighting the gangs head-on — leads the list with 87% approval and surpasses second place by 19 points, the president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, who has 68%.

Bukele, who on June 1 of next year celebrates his fourth year in office and aspires to reelection, also surpasses the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, who is in third place with 63%, despite the fact that his mandate began on January 27.

The leftist Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, ranks fourth, with 57%. His presidential term began on August 7 and in his country he has already faced several protests by thousands of people after presenting a tax reform.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, is in fifth place, with 51% approval. That country’s people are subjected to the ravages of gang violence and organized crime.

The sixth position is held by the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, with 46%, followed by the President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, with 44%. In eighth place, —with 43%— is Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil (he will leave office on January 1, 2023, after being defeated in the elections by Lula da Silva).

Gabriel Boric assumed the presidency of Chile on March 11, but he is in the ninth position in the Datoworld ranking, with 29%. Truckers have already staged massive protests, demanding increased security and the fixing of fuel prices.

The last four positions are distributed as follows: Pedro Castillo, president of Peru, and Guillermo Lasso, president of Ecuador, have 27%; Alberto Fernández, from Argentina, and Nicolás Maduro, from Venezuela, have 24%.


The percentages projected by Datoworld in relation to President Bukele coincide with others recently presented by polling houses. For example, CID Gallup reported last month that eight out of 10 Salvadorans positively evaluate the management of Nayib Bukele and nine out of 10 are satisfied with his work on public security, especially with the fight against gangs.

The polling house of the Francisco Gavidia University (UFG) also reported last month that eight out of 10 Salvadorans support the re-election of the president.