El Salvador - Bukele's party wins

With a supermajority in the Congress, the checks on Bukele's power will be minimal.

Everyone expected President Nayib Bukele’s party to win big this weekend and that’s what happened. Not every election has a surprise cliffhanger outcome.

Nuevas Ideas won over 65% of the vote and well over two-thirds of the seats in Congress and most of the municipal elections. Seats from Bukele’s coalition partners will push those numbers even higher. 


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