The current Salvadoran Constitution was created in 1983; the El Salvador Constitution has 11 titles, subdivided into 274 articles. The 1983 constitution is comparable to the 1962 document as it incorporates passages from the earlier document.
In 2022, Articles 152 to 155 of Chapter II are some of the most discussed as it involves the possible re-election of Nayib Bukele to a second presidential term. President Bukele’s possible re-election continues to be a hot topic of discussion and will continue to be until February 2024, when the elections are scheduled to take place.
El Salvador Constitution. The 1983 Salvadoran Constitution.
El Salvador has functioned under fifteen constitutions since it achieved independence from Spain in the early 19th century. The vast majority of these documents were drafted and promulgated without the benefit of broad popular input or electoral mandate. The nature of the country’s elite-dominated political system and the personalistic rule of presidents drawn from either the oligarchy or the military accounted for the relatively short life span of most of these documents.” Wikipedia.
In 1824, the first Salvadoran constitution was created. It proclaimed El Salvador independent from Spain and a member of the United Provinces of Central America.
By 1841, the United Provinces of Central America was dissolved, and a new El Salvador constitution was enacted. The country had now materialized as an independent republic in its own right.
Drafting of the 1983 constitution
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El Salvador Constitution. Drafting a new constitution in 2022.
In 2020 and by Presidential decree, President Nayib Bukele assigned his vice-president Felix Ulloa the task of drafting a new constitution project.
Vice President Felix Ulloa
delivered the first draft of the document with the reforms to the Constitution of El Salvador in 2021.
Currently, the new constitution draft is being studied by the diplomatic corps, universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), among other sectors. Once all institutions finish with their input, it will move to the next approval step.