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El Salvador hails a political star who abhors politics

Monday, March 12, 2018


In a country where voting is obligatory, a record 58 percent stayed at home in March 4 municipal and legislative elections.

The election was a repudiation of the main parties, both of which are tainted by corruption.

The real winner was a politician who was not running, belongs to no party and encouraged voters to spoil their ballots: Nayib Bukele, the outgoing mayor of San Salvador.

He is now the front-runner for the presidency.

Source: The Economist