Norman Quijano credibility, does he have any left? This is a question that it’s not that hard to answer. The public sentiment when it comes to this individual’s credibility is that he has none.
For those of you who don´t know, Norman Quijano is one of the oldest politicians in El Salvador; he also is one of the principal figures on ARENA, a right-wing political party.
These are some of his major accomplishments.
- He was the major of the Capital, San Salvador
- He was a presidential candidate on the 2014 election, but lost by a small margin to FMLN’s Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
- On October 31st, 2019, he finished an 18 months term as president of the “Asamblea General” or general asembly.
The issue; meeting with gang members and offering them money in exchange for votes.
Over the last 12 months, he has been accused by the current president Nayib Bukele and a lot of Salvadoran of meeting with gang members and offering them money for votes, this happened during his 2014 presidential campaign.
Norman Quijano, on numerous occasions, has had press conferences saying that such meetings never happen.
Acudí a la Fiscalía, tal como lo solicité esta semana, atendiendo un citatorio para colaborar y brindar mi declaración para que esta situación se esclarezca. No tengo nada que ocultar y por eso cumplí con deber ciudadano. Agradezco a mi familia, amigos, conocidos por su apoyo. pic.twitter.com/OghDgNOzRb
— Norman Quijano (@norman_quijano) November 9, 2019
So, who is saying that Norman Quijano met with gang members?
Personally, I haven’t seen any video of these meetings, and I am not sure that they happened. Nevertheless, these are some of the reasons why I think the meetings did happen.
Ernesto Muyshondt, the current mayor of San Salvador
Ernesto Muyshondt has publicly admitted that he met with gang members and gave them money during the 2014 presidential campaign. He has admitted that the money was given to these gangs in exchange for gang members to allow people to vote.
It’s up to every person to decide if this individual is telling the truth, or if this is considered a crime.
Witness “Noe” recorded audio and video meetings with politicians that included Norman Quijano.
Noe is a gang member facing trial for numerous crimes; however, he made a deal with the prosecution in exchange for leniency.
He admitted that he is the one who secretly videotaped politicians having meetings with gang members. According to him, these meetings were to buy votes from gang members, he said during his testimony that both main political parties ARENA and FMLN gave them money.
Now, can you believe this person? Well, at the end of the day, he is a gang member on trial. Nevertheless, he said that such videotapes were provided to the attorney general of El Salvador since 2016.
So, with the videotapes, I am more inclined to believe his testimony.
Raul Melara, current attorney general
Yesterday, current attorney general Raul Melara admitted on an live interview that this video exists. Here is a short clip!
— Fiscalía General de la República El Salvador (@FGR_SV) November 15, 2019
So, does Norman Quijano have any credibility left?
In my personal opinion, he doesn’t; your opinion might be different than mine, and I do respect it. Nevertheless, I think this person has no credibility left.