Republic of El Salvador
República de El Salvador
Note: In presidential elections on February 3, 2019, Nayib Bukele of the center-right Grand Alliance for National Unity became the first candidate elected outside of the country's two main political parties since 1984. Bukele won 53 percent of the vote and was scheduled to be inaugurated on June 1.
Political Status: Part of the Captaincy General of Guatemala that declared independence from Spain in September 1821; member of the United Provinces of Central America that was launched in 1823; status as independent political entity formalized in constitution of 1841; the Republic of El Salvador formally established in constitution of 1859; constitution of 1962 suspended following the military coup of October 15, 1979; provisional government superseded following promulgation of new constitution ...