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El Salvador’s Young Heartthrob Candidate Upsets Presidential Elections

Former San Salvador Mayor Nayib Bukele won El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday. Bukele, a 37-year-old pop sensation, ran as a political outsider. His victory upsets three decades of two-party rule in El Salvador. He set himself apart from his opponents by focusing on corruption, an issue that has plagued both major political parties, and attracted young and middle-class voters in particular. Joining Worldview from El Salvador to provide analysis is Oscar Chacon. He is co‐founder and executive director of Chicago-based Alianza Americas, a network of nearly 50 organizations that serves Latin American and Caribbean immigrants.


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