El Salvador’s young president, Nayib Bukele, has described himself as the ‘cool dictator’ raising concerns for the countries democracy especially after he replaced judges to ensure future re-election. This article is published by The Guardian. Here is an excerpt:
The top US diplomat in El Salvador has warned of “a decline in democracy” in the country, whose president, Nayib Bukele, recently changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world”.
Speaking after the state department put five Salvadoran supreme court justices on a list of “undemocratic and corrupt actors”, the US embassy chargé d’affaires in San Salvador said the action was taken because the justices voted to allow the president’s re-election, “which is clearly not allowed under the constitution”.
“What are we seeing now? It is a decline in democracy, and that is exactly what is happening,” said Jean Manes.
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