Mario Duran is a candidate for city mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital. Mario Duran previously served as El Salvador’s Minister of the Interior, a position he relinquished on November 20, 2020, to become a candidate.
Duran is competing to become the Mayor of San Salvador with the Nuevas Ideas political party. Currently, San Salvador is governed by mayor Ernesto Muyshondt of the right-wing political party ARENA.
During his time as minister of the interior, Duran played an essential role within Bukele’s cabinet. Mario Duran was at the frontlines combating the coronavirus pandemic, storms Amanda, and Cristóbal, and the latest natural phenomena Eta and Iota, among others.
Mario Duran. El Salvador´s Minister of the Interior.
Mario Duran was appointed to Minister of the Interior by president Nayib Bukele in May 2019.
Mario Duran’s political career for the past ten years has been around President Nayib Bukele; his resume or professional profile is summarized as follows.
Most of Mario’s work has been in the private sector.
Time at the San Salvador city hall.
During Nayib Bukele’s tenure as mayor of San Salvador, Duran was the Director of Municipal Development, a position he served pro-bono.
Duran’s work was to coordinate and direct the Local Development of the capital’s city hall. He also guided the development of social investment programs in the municipality, prioritizing childhood, women, and family sectors.
Duran also oversaw the compliance and development of operational plans for Nayib Bukele. For example, he led the planning and execution of infrastructure projects and social programs in the municipality.
Mario Duran has the necessary experience to become the next mayor of San Salvador, the principal, and most important city hall.
Mario Duran, Founder of the New Ideas political party.
The now mayoral candidate for San Salvador has never competed in a public election; However, he has a lot of experience in Salvadoran politics.