ARENA Registers Joel Sanchez and Hilcia Bonilla as their 2024 Presidential Candidates

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Oct 9th, 2023
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Joel Sanchez and Hilcia Bonilla. ARENA’s 2024 Presidential Candidates.

Today, the right-wing political party ARENA Registered with the Salvadoran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) their 2024 Presidential Candidates.

Joel Sanchez and Hilcia Bonilla look to win the presidency and defeat the New Ideas presidential formula of Nayib Bukele and Felix Ulloa. Sanchez pledged to “reestablish constitutional order” in El Salvador.

Dear Salvadoran people. Today, I registered as a candidate for the presidency of our beloved country. It is an honor and a commitment that I assume with humility and dedication. My goal is to work tirelessly for the well-being of all of you.” Joel Sanchez, ARENA.

Joel Sanchez assured that if he wins the presidency, he will continue with the good projects the Bukele administration has done. “We are not going to invent things that we do not need; we will continue the good things that exist in the Nayib Bukele’s administration,” stated Sanchez.

The ARENA candidate noted that the first thing will be to restore constitutional order in the country.

Respect for our Constitution comes first, and I am committed to restoring the constitutional order of our country El Salvador.” Joel Sanchez, ARENA.

Joel Sanchez has criticized the possible re-election of Nayib Bukele because, according to him, Bukele’s candidacy is unconstitutional. He has also stated that the State of Exception must end.

The ARENA formula is the third to request registration with the TSE, which began receiving requests from presidential candidates last September 7.

To date, the TSE has received three applications for the registration of presidential candidates from ARENA, from the Farabunco Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), made up of Manuel “El Chino” Flores and Werner Marroquin, and from the Salvadoran Independent Party (PAIS), Jose Cardoza and Irma Sosa.

Presidential candidates have until October 26 to register with the Salvadoran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).

I invite you to be an active part of this process and to share your ideas, concerns, and dreams so that together, we can build a more prosperous, safe, and equitable future for all.” Joel Sanchez, ARENA.

The candidate for president of the republic for the ARENA party, Joel Sanchez, expressed to the media that “We are ready to represent the interests of Salvadorans and work tirelessly for a better future for our country.”