El Salvador hails a political star who abhors politics
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