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Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez is a Salvadoran politician and businessman who is the 46th and current President of El Salvador. He has served since 1 June 2019 after winning the 2019 election.
He ran as the candidate of the centre-right GANA party and became the first president since José Napoleón Duarte (1984–1989) not to have been elected as the candidate of one of the country’s two major political parties: the FMLN and ARENA. He is also the founder of the political party Nuevas Ideas.
He was previously elected mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlán on 11 March 2012. He was also elected mayor of San Salvador on 1 March 2015, and took office on 1 May 2015. He contested and won the elections to both public offices under the banner of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front party.
A populist, he has been criticized for governing in an authoritarian manner. In particular, he was denounced for sending soldiers into the Legislative Assembly to encourage the passage of a bill and allegedly to overthrow the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. This action, his handling of endemic violence in El Salvador, and his strict response to the COV’ID-19 pandemic have led some academics to describe him as an autocrat or an authoritarian.
Transparency International cited El Salvador and Colombia as examples of an “explosion of irregularities and corruption cases” related to the handling of the pandemic in Latin America. Twenty government institutions of the Bukele administration are currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.
Bukele was born on July 24, 1981 in San Salvador. His age is 40years. He is a son of Olga Ortez de Bukele and Armando Bukele Kattán. According to The Times of Israel, Bukele’s paternal grandparents were Palestinian Christians from Jerusalem and Bethlehem while his maternal grandmother was Catholic and his maternal grandfather was Greek Orthodox. His father later converted to Islam and became an imam. “Nayib” is a Hispanicized version of the Arabic name “Najib.”
Nayib Bukele studied law at the Central American University but later ended his studies and founded his first company at age 18. An article in the digital newspaper El Faro said that Bukele owns Yamaha Motors El Salvador, a company that sells and distributes Yamaha products in El Salvador. He was also the Director and President of OBERMET, S.A. DE C.V.
Although Bukele was born into a Christian household, his father converted to Islam later in life. As the son of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, Bukele’s religious beliefs were a controversial subject in the 2019 election, with an image surfacing showing Bukele praying at the mosque in Mexico City. The Times of Israel published an image dated February 2018 of Bukele “in deep reflection at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.”
Bukele has publicly stated that his family is Roman Catholic and that while his father and several other family members have converted to Islam, he considers himself a believer in God first rather than religion. In a 2015 interview he said that “I am not a person who believes much in the liturgy of religions. However, I believe in God, in Jesus Christ. I believe in his word, I believe in his word revealed in the Holy Bible. And I know that God does not reject anyone because of their origins.” In a 2019 Facebook post Bukele stated that he’s “not religious”.
Nayib Bukele Wife
He is married to Gabriela Rodríguez, “a psychologist and educator”, in December 2014. The marriage is blessed with a daughter, Layla Bukele. However, In 2018, Bukele told the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, that Rodríguez has “Jewish-Sephardic blood”.
Nayib Bukele Net Worth
Nayib Bukele net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. His major income is generated from his personal businesses, even though his salary is not made public. He is living a cool life as the president of El Salvador. According to Forbes El Salvador has a GDP of $25 billion.