During a nationally televised address to the nation, President Nayib Bukele announced that Milena Mayorga was being appointed as the new Salvadoran ambassador to the United States.
In the same event, Mayorga was sworn in and accepted her new role. The next step is for the US government to admit her credentials as the new Salvadoran ambassador.
Currently, Milena Mayorga is a congresswoman representing San Salvador in the Legislative Assembly. She won her seat at the Salvadoran congress in 2018, under the flag of the right-wing political party ARENA.
Milena Mayorga renounced her alliance to ARENA in June 2020. Therefore, she was not going to be eligible for reelection with any other political party or as an independent candidate.
After the announcement was made, people took to social media an express her congratulations to the newly appointed ambassador.
A very deserved position that falls to a brave woman and dedicated to our Country. Congratulations!
Some in the opposition, such as Ernesto Muyshondt, mayor of San Salvador, congratulated Milena, but at the same time mentioned that this position has been vacant for over a year.
— Secretaría de Prensa de la Presidencia (@SecPrensaSV) September 25, 2020