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Feb. 4, 2024 Held

El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Election for Salvadoran Presidency

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,268,466
Valid Votes:3,191,615
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Nayib BUKELE2,701,725

84.65

Juan Manuel FLORES Cornejo204,167

6.40

Joel Humberto SÁNCHEZ Maldonado177,881

5.57

Luís Alberto PARADA Fuentes65,076

2.04

José Javier RENDEROS Vásquez23,473

0.7354583807884096

Ana Marina MURILLO Aguilar19,293

0.6044902032356659

Results Notes

Results source: Tribunal Supremo Electoral


Election Results Modified: Feb 20, 2024

General Information

At Stake in this Election:

  • The Presidency of El Salvador

The legislative election will occur concurrently.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nayib BUKELE (since 1 June 2019)
    • Claudia Juan RODRÍGUEZ de Guevara has served as acting president since 1 December 2023 while BUKELE participates in the presidential election cycle.
  • Head of Government: President Nayib BUKELE (since 1 June 2019)
  • Assembly: unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 60 seats

Electoral System:

  • The President is directly elected (along with the Vice-President) by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve one 5-year term.
  • In the Legislative Assembly, all 60 members are directly elected via open-list proportional representation vote from multi-seat constituencies. All members serve 3-year terms

Last Election:

In the 2019 presidential election, Nayib BUKELE won in the first round with 53.1% of the vote, defeating three other candidates. Voter turnout was 51.88%.

New/Unique in this Election:

In 2021, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Nayib BUKELE could run for reelection even though the constitution limits the president to a single term.

Key Deadlines:

  • Candidate filing deadline: 26 October 2023
  • Voter registration deadline: 6 October 2023

Main Candidates in this Election:

  • Nayib BUKELE
    • Nuevas Ideas
    • Incumbent
  • Juan Manuel FLORES Cornejo
    • FMLN
  • Joel Humberto SÁNCHEZ Maldonado
    • ARENA
  • Ana Marina MURILLO Aguilar
    • Fraternidad Patriota Salvadoreña (FPS)
  • José Javier RENDEROS Vásquez
    • Fuerza Solidaria (FS)
  • Luís Alberto PARADA Fuentes
    • Nuestro Tiempo (NT)

Population and Registered Voters:

Gender Data:

Disability Data:

  • CRPD Status: Signed 30 March 2007, Ratified 14 December 2007
  • Projected population with a disability: 1,013,822 (2022 est.)

IFES Resources:

Election Modified: Feb 08, 2024

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