The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortegaand his wife, the vice president, Rosario Murillocongratulated this Monday the president of The Savior, Nayib Bukelefor his re-election for a new term in the general elections held on Sunday.
“Brother President Bukele, we have followed with respect, interest and appreciation as Central American brothers, the electoral process that took place in your homeland this Sunday, February 4, in the atmosphere of peace and tranquility, which Salvadoran families deserve.“Ortega and Murillo wrote in a letter sent to Bukele.
In the letter, the Nicaraguan presidential couple congratulated Nayib Bukele for his victory, as well as his party New ideasand all the groups and movements participating in the general elections, “invoking the Almighty to pour out abundant blessings on that beloved people, with whom we have shared, and share so much”.
“In the spirit of Central American UnionAlways quoting (the poet Rubén) Darío, we want to reiterate our vocation for peace and future, creating for our people the conditions of work, security, justice and life that we deserve.”they continued.
In addition, Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo They invoked the monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero“Saint Romero of America, who in his martyrdom knew how to represent and vindicate the rights of that heroic, hard-working and fighting people.“, to ratify his “commitment to work together for development, in community and brotherhood of shared future”.
Above all, they added, “aware of our full right to sovereign security, which we highlight as a Mesoamerican urgency, with the knowledge and experience that we are accumulating, amidst so much struggle and all the paths of dignity and pride, national and Central American.”.
In addition, they wished Bukele more success “on paths of victories for Salvadoran and Central American families” and they concluded with a poem that he wrote Ruben Dario in San Salvador in 1889 on the Central American Union.
Ortega, in power since 2007, is leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), ally of the Farabundo Martí Front for National Liberation (FMLN).
The Sandinista president has granted Nicaraguan nationality to the former Salvadoran presidents Mauricio Funes (2010-2014) and Salvador Sánchez Cerén (2014-2019), who are wanted by the Justice Department of their country for charges of alleged corruption.
On Sunday night, Bukele proclaimed himself the winner of the elections before the results were known.
With 70.25% of the minutes processed in the preliminary scrutiny of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), has already reached 1,662,313 votes, followed very far by the FMLNleft with 139,025 votes and the National Republican Alliance (Arena, right), with 122,926.
These results must be ratified in a final scrutiny with the physical records and this process takes several days.
If the data is confirmed, Bukele would become the first president of The Savior to be re-elected and the majority in Congress would allow him to continue his war against gangs through an emergency regime, implemented since March 2022.