Thirteen personalities from Latin American politics were evaluated by the CID Gallup polling company, including President Nayib Bukele, who had the highest favorable opinion, reaching 92%, well above the 83% achieved by the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves.
The CID Gallup measurement was not limited only to Latin American presidents, but also included other political figures in different countries.
The third place with the highest approval is held by the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, but with 76% in his country.
In the case of President Nayib Bukele, the Salvadoran population has highlighted the fight against gangs and the improvements in the security climate that exist on a national scale as the main achievements.
In addition, strong investments continue to be made in health, education, and public works, giving the country a new face.
In terms of security, the government has been implementing the Territorial Control Plan since June 2019, a strategy that laid the foundations to dismantle the structures that the gangs had developed in the territory.
To strengthen it, since March 2022, and consecutively, the Legislative Assembly has approved and extended the exception regime so that it can be used to combat gangs.
With these strategies, some 64,300 gang members have already been detained and are in prison, eliminating the possibility of them committing crimes again or generating fear in the Salvadoran population.
The government has also built the new and modern Center for the Confinement of Terrorism (Cecot), a mega-penalty that will be able to contain 40,000 criminals who are already in other prisons and who are in the process of being transferred.
The authorities detailed that gang leaders and leaders will be taken to Cecot, since it has more security.
Since June 1, 2019, the date on which President Nayib Bukele took office, El Salvador has recorded 313 days without homicides, a historic figure, since in previous governments the two days were not exceeded.
Statistically, the country could go 365 days without homicide before the end of President Bukele’s term.
Meanwhile, criticism from national and foreign opposition voices continues to question security strategies, without having any real foundation.
In fact, the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, questioned the security work carried out by Nayib Bukele.
The Colombian president obtained an approval level of 57%, according to the same CID Gallup poll.