Bukele Najib sworn in as new president of El Salvador

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By Yaneth Estrada

After breaking the bipartite (right and left) prevailing three decades, in his first speech as president of the Republic of El Salvador, Najib Bukele movement stressed that New Ideas “Now the power is in your hands, in the hands of all”.

Likewise, emphasized that “to leave behind the mistakes of the past will have to pay a price. The price of justice, from work, Peace and reconciliation. Price look to the future knowing that what is coming is bigger but we must conquer together”.

further, Its main areas of work for the next five years mentioned investment in the future, “public investment and investment in the rescue of Salvadoran talent” .

He also recalled that as his father taught him, “justice is for everyone or no use, that honesty is to look ahead to anyone, He taught me to do what I did, that no matter what, always I have to be on the side of the people”, said Bukele.

Important data

Nayib Bukela Orthotics, is the president number 46 from El Salvador who took office this 1 June in the square Captain General Gerardo Barrios or civic square in the historic center of San Salvador.

turn, son of Palestinian parents, It is a renowned businessman, who rose to political arena in 2012 as mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán, who assumes the presidency to 37 year old, becoming the youngest president in Central America. At the ceremony were present 7 leaders and 35 delegations from all over the world.

In his speech, the president hinted at a new page to be written in the history of the nation, reiterating the fulfillment of his campaign promises. "We are committed to turn the page after the war, we committed to do a better El Salvador and to ensure social welfare for the Salvadoran people. Today I came here to fulfill that promise ", He held.

During the ceremony, Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas, Archbishop of San Salvador, He highlighted the bravery of the Salvadoran people as evidenced in lives of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Bishop murdered in the early 80. "A people that has suffered during its history social injustice and violence", said the prelate, who said that no people should be faced forced migration.

This is an outstanding issue of the outgoing administration, he did not recognize the forced displacement, result of violence that according to official figures round the 23 thousand violent deaths per year.

Criminal violence in El Salvador forced more than 235,700 people forcibly displaced during the year 2018, according to a survey by the Central American University Jose Simeon Canas UCA. In this sense, UNHCR data indicated a 42% families mobilized internally by violence they had to leave their homes.

The report goes on to detail that only 36% of these families own homes in their duty stations. This is not only a reflection of the impact of displacement phenomena, but also the economic challenges faced by these families once mobilized, including rental housing, the occupation of vacant land or with host families.