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El Salvador's Combative New President Faces a Perilous Balancing Act

Lino Miani
Board of Contributors
Jul 1, 2019 | 09:15 GMT
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele is seen during his inauguration ceremony in San Salvador, El Salvador, on June 1, 2019.

Lacking a legislative majority, and without the support of El Salvador's entrenched elites or the army, new Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele will need to operate in a cooperative manner. So far, he has shown little inclination to do so.

(OSCAR RIVERA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nayib Bukele wants to break with Salvadoran politics of the past. Can he manage the expectations of his supporters, the vested interests of his rivals and the desires of the U.S. and China?...

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