Nayib Bukele responds to criticisms of 21 former presidents with “Corrupt and looters”

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele responded harshly to 21 former presidents of Latin America and Spain who signed a declaration condemning his possible re-election and described them as corrupt, looters, and even murderers.

The signatories, who are members of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA), maintain that the Salvadoran Constitution prohibits reelection.

“A letter signed by corrupt looters and some of them, even murderers. All hated by their peoples,” Bukele responded on his Twitter account. “I would be very worried if I received their support. Thank God, that is not the case,” he added.

As reported in American Post News, it is worth noting that before the possible reelection of Nayib Bukele, the US asked him to comply with the Constitution.

Leaders who condemn the re-election of Nayib Bukele

Bukele calls the letter’s signatories “corrupt,” including Fox and Calderón.

The former presidents, among them Mexico’s Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, Colombia’s César Gaviria, Argentina’s Mauricio Macri, and former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, warn that if Bukele’s intention becomes a reality, the constitutional order in the Central American nation would be altered.

They urge the Secretary General of the Organization of the American States and its Permanent Council to analyze the matter urgently and take the necessary steps to “promote the normalization of democratic institutions” in El Salvador.

Bukele announces re-election for the 2024 elections

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, attacked 21 former heads of state.

Bukele announced his intention to seek re-election on September 15 during the celebration of a new anniversary of the country’s independence and a year after the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court – appointed by his allies in Congress – cleared him to register as a candidate in the 2024 elections.

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Bukele, who took office on June 1, 2019, and maintains a high level of popularity that has not dropped below 80 percent, has already received the support of some sectors to seek re-election, while others express rejection of the argument that the Magna Carta prohibits it.