Life in El Salvador

ARENA Political Party

Dramatic Decline: The ARENA Political Party Lost 79.25% of Votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections

In the 2024 presidential election, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party experienced a significant decrease of 79.25% in votes compared to the 2019 election. The once-influential political party obtained only 177,881 votes in the 2024 presidential elections, marking a substantial decrease of 679,203 votes compared to the 857,084 it … Read more

Manuel El Chino Flores

Manuel “El Chino” Flores to Seek the Leadership of the FMLN Political Party

Manuel El Chino Flores announced this week his intentions to seek the leadership of the FMLN political party. Flores, the former presidential candidate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), who finished second in the February presidential elections, aims to lead the party for the next five years. “I’m … Read more

Deputy Marcela Villatoro

Deputy Marcela Villatoro Asks for the Resignation of ARENA’s President Carlos Garcia Saade

ARENA’s newly re-elected deputy, Marcela Villatoro, declared that the president of the right-wing political party, Carlos García Saade, should resign from his position as ARENA’s president after the results of the 2024 elections. Deputy Villatoro justified her assessment of asking for Saade’s resignation and gave the resignation of Mauricio Interiano … Read more

El Salvador Departments and Municipalities

Getting to Know El Salvador Departments and Municipalities; From Coast to Highlands!

El Salvador is divided into 14 departments and 44 municipalities, each offering a distinctive blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. San Salvador stands as the most populous department, with an estimated population of 1,730,449, and Cabañas, with 153,571 inhabitants, is the least populated. San Salvador East ranks as the … Read more

El Salvador's Municipalities and Population

El Salvador’s Municipalities and Population: List of the New 44 Municipalities

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Salvadoran legislature voted and approved changing the municipalities from 262 to 44; on June 14, President Bukele signed the approved bill, making it official. Governing of the new municipalities is set to begin on May 1, 2024. This day, after the democratic and overwhelming … Read more

Presidents of El Salvador

Presidents of El Salvador (1989 to 2024): A Historical Dive into the Salvadoran Presidents

El Salvador, a country with a diverse political history, has been steered by presidents who have influenced its course, for better or worse. From controversial figures to modern leaders, each president has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s development and evolution. El Salvadoran presidents serve a five-year term, securing office … Read more

Salvadoran Legislative Assembly

El Salvador Legislative Assembly: 2024-2027 Legislative Term

The 2024-2027 Salvadoran Legislature is different as it has only 60 deputies, 57 of whom are aligned with Nayib Bukele. The opposition managed to secure just three legislative seats, with ARENA claiming two and VAMOS securing one. El Salvador Legislative Assembly is one of the three branches of government in … Read more