Michelle Sol is the Minister of Housing and Urban Development of El Salvador and president of the National Fund for Popular Housing, FONAVIPO. Previously, Sol served as mayor of the city of Nuevo Cuscatlan from 2015 to 2019.
Michelle Sol left her position as city mayor when President Nayib Bukele appointer her to be Minister of Housing and Urban Development of El Salvador in June 2019.
Sol began his career in public services as a member of the municipal council of Nuevo Cuscatlan in 2012. Then, Michelle ran for city mayor under the FMLN flag in 2015. She was replacing Nayib Bukele, who ran for city mayor of San Salvador in the same election.
In 2018, Michelle sol won reelection for a second term; however, she left her office early to become the Housing Minister of El Salvador.
Michelle Sol’s background.
According to the government’s official website, Sol has studied at the Municipal Management School of the Alcobendas in Madrid, Spain. She also has a diploma in Municipal Legislation from the José Matias Delgado University in El Salvador.
Before going into politics, Michelle sol was a commercial Director in her family business that develops food for domestic and farm animals.
Michelle Sol’s time as mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlan.
Sol’s time at the Nuevo Cuscatlan city hall began in 2012 as a delegate or councilor under the Nayib Bukele municipal administration.
In late 2014, Mayor Nayib Bukele delegated to Michelle Sol the reins of the Nuevo Cuscatlán city hall. Bukele left to start his campain as candidate for mayor of the San Salvador city hall.
Michelle Sol was elected city mayor in 2015 and then won reelection in 2018, both times as a member and with the FMLN support.
During her tenure as mayor of Nuevo Cuscatlan, Sol continued the work started by Nayib Bukele. She gave continuity to projects such as the Municipal Clinic, the delivery of basic baskets for the elderly, the sports programs, and the municipal library.
Since 2012, the combination of Nayib Bukele and Michelle Sol create a radical change in the small Municipality of Nuevo Cuscatlan.