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El Salvador: Bukele rejects before the diplomatic corps the international condemnations of the dismissal of Supreme Court justices

Salvadoran family watching Bukele speak on a national network on May 4, 2021.

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Bukele’s meeting with the diplomatic corps was broadcast on the national network on Tuesday.

The president of El Salvador Nayib Bukele met this Wednesday with diplomatic representatives from several countries to explain the dismissal and replacement of five magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) carried out by the Legislative Assembly during the Weekend.

The controversial vote in Congress – controlled by the president’s New Ideas party – provoked a torrent of national and international condemnations of the highest level by those who consider that the decision violated the independence of powers of the State bodies and lacks legal support.

“Not only did we have the power to do it, but the people asked us to do so,” Bukele said, however, this Tuesday in an intervention before the delegations of almost all countries.

In it, he appealed to the result of the February elections, in which his party obtained an absolute majority in the Assembly.

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