Former mayor of San Salvador wins landslide after campaign on the slogan ‘There’s enough money when no one steals’

Nayib Bukele, a former mayor of El Salvador’s capital, has won a landslide victory in Sunday’s presidential election, winning more votes than his two closest rivals combined to end a quarter of a century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central America nation.

The supreme electoral court declared Bukele the winner, saying he had nearly 54% of the votes, with nearly 90% of ballots counted. Carlos Callejas of the Nationalist Republican Alliance was far behind in second with less than 32%, while even farther back were former foreign minister Hugo Martinez of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and a minor party candidate.

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