The actions of the President of El Salvador, Nayib bukele, they reached a new critical point for the United States, by pushing his re-election, after achieving a reform and evading the Constitution of El Salvador with the support of the Supreme Court, which had already been reorganized to favor the president.
The relationship between the Bukele government and that of the president Joe biden It has been getting complicated little by little since the first one traveled unannounced to Washington, DC last January to try to have a meeting with the Democratic president, without having made a request through diplomatic channels.
However, what has alerted the Biden Administration was the control of Congress and the judicial system that Bukele achieved and now allows him to lead the way to his re-election in 2024.
Manes refers to the decision of the Constitutional Chamber of the Salvadoran Supreme Court, which endorsed the approval of the reforms for re-election.
“The United States government condemns the decision taken on September 3 by the Salvadoran Constitutional Chamber, ”the diplomat said on Twitter. “This decision allows immediate presidential reelection and is clearly contrary to the Salvadoran constitution which states that immediate reelection is not allowed.”
Manes adds that the recent decision of the Salvadoran Court is part of the actions pushed by Bukele and his New Ideas party to control the Legislative Assembly and approve changes in the judicial system, including in the Highest Court.
“This ruling is the direct result of the May 1 decision of the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly to unconstitutionally remove the acting magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber and install loyal replacements to the Executive Branch,” he lamented. “This demonstrates a clear strategy to undermine judicial independence and remove a key counterweight to the executive branch.”
This ruling is the direct result of the May 1 decision of the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly to unconstitutionally remove the acting magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber and install loyal replacements to the Executive Branch.
– Jean Manes (@USAmbSV) September 5, 2021
The decision of the Constitutional Chamber in El Salvador argued that it accepted the re-election, since the Constitution “responds to the needs of 20, 30, 40 years ago.”
On Twitter there are those who considered that Bukele’s intentions had time to forge, since a photograph published in December 2020, the president looks like president as an older adult.
Because if we are going to be like this, here I am, but more mature and interesting 😂 pic.twitter.com/wb27Ihr7iY
– Nayib Bukele 🇸🇻 (@nayibbukele) December 29, 2020
The new US marking of the government in El Salvador complicates the plan that Vice President Kamala Harris is promoting in the Northern Triangle with significant support from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to try to stop irregular immigration.