Nayib Bukele Wins the 2024 Salvadoran Presidential Elections With 84.65% of Votes

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Feb 18th, 2024
2024 Salvadoran Presidential ElectionsPresident Nayib Bukele.

Nayib Bukele clinched a resounding victory in the 2024 Salvadoran presidential elections with over 2.7 million votes, 84.65% of the total. President Bukele will be sworn in for his 2nd presidential term on June 1, 2024.

Bukele received 1,266,869 million more votes during the 2024 election than in the 2019 presidential elections, an 88.29% increment. In 2019, Bukele won in the first round of the presidential elections voting with 1,434,856 votes, 53.10%.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) released their official “Final scrutiny record of the election of president and vice president of the Republic of El Salvador for the period 2024-2029,” declaring Nayib Bukele the winner.

2024 Salvadoran Presidential Elections
Candidate Political Party Votes
Nayib Bukele New Ideas 2,701,725 84.65%
Manuel Flores FMLN 204,167 6.40%
Joel Sanchez ARENA 177,881 5.57%
Luis Parada NT 65,076 2.04%
Javier Renderos FS 23,473 0.74%
Marina Murillo FPS 19,293 0.60%
2024 Presidential Elections Result

According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), 5,473,305 individuals had the opportunity to vote within the country’s borders, and an additional 741,094 were eligible to vote from abroad.

Despite being the current President of El Salvador, Bukele is unable to assume his duties until June 1, 2024, when his second presidential term officially commences. At present, Bukele is on leave of absence from his presidential responsibilities.

Government officials from numerous countries congratulated Bukele on his massive win.

A cordial greeting to the President Nayib Bukele. The Salvadoran people have chosen and made their will heard. Guatemala extends its hand to advance peace and development for our sister nations. Bernardo Arévalo, Guatemala President.

My congratulations to the brother Salvadoran people for the peaceful and democratic election of Nayib Bukele. My best wishes for success to President Bukele. A fraternal hug for the Salvadorans. Rodrigo Chavez, Costa Rica’s President.

President Nayib Bukele, my sincere congratulations on your great electoral victory. His firm commitment to the security of the Salvadoran people spoke forcefully at the polls. With the greatest respect and consideration, I wish you success in your new mandate. Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, President of Honduras.

Congratulations to President-elect Nayib Bukele of El Salvador on his electoral victory. We look forward to continuing to prioritize good governance, inclusive economic prosperity, fair trial guarantees, and human rights in El Salvador under the Root Causes Strategy. US Secretary Antony Blinken.

We look forward to working with President-elect Bukele and Vice President-elect Ulloa following their inauguration in June. Much work ahead on inclusive economic prosperity, rule of law, humane migration management, and other critical areas. Brian A. Nichols.

Nayib Bukele’s second term as president will be marked by controversy. Many argue that his presidency is unconstitutional. This contentious aspect of his political journey to president will continue to spark debates and discussions surrounding the democratic processes in El Salvador.

2019 Salvadoran Presidential Elections
Candidate Political Party Votes
Nayib Bukele GANA 1,434,856 53.10%
Carlos Calleja ARENA 857,084 31.72%
Hugo Martinez FMLN 389,289 14.41%
Josue Alvarado VAMOS 20,763 0.77%