El Salvador’s Young Heartthrob Candidate Upsets Presidential Elections

Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA,speaks during an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors.
Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA,speaks during an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors. Moises Castillo / AP Photo
Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA,speaks during an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors.
Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA,speaks during an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors. Moises Castillo / AP Photo

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.