Security & Strategic Review - September 2023

EL SALVADOR: Security crackdown – a sure-fire vote winner for Bukele in 2024?

On 9 August El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral legislature voted for another 30-day extension of the state of emergency, the 17th since March 2022, when President Nayib Bukele initiated his crackdown on the country’s street gangs. The story so far seems to be that those hardline measures, imposed by an authoritarian leader who is eroding civil liberties and democratic rights, are nevertheless proving extremely popular with the population at large, and increasing the chances that he will be re-elected in the next elections due in February 2024.

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