The new president of El Salvador officially took office in San Salvador on June 1st. Nayib Bukele is only 37 years old and the former mayor of the city of San Salvador. He wants to put an end to violence and poverty in the small Central American country.

 

Bukele surprisingly made it to the first round of the presidential elections in February. He steered the conservative candidates, breaking a trend from the past. He officially took office last Saturday. “Our country is like a sick child, and we all have to take care of it,” Bukele said when he was initiated into parliament.

 

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