SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has on Twitter proclaimed himself “dictator” of the Central American nation, in an obvious joke that has achieved little to dispel considerations about his rising focus of energy.
The 40-year-old Bukele, a seasoned and sometimes provocative person of social media, late on Sunday modified his Twitter profile to learn “Dictator of El Salvador”, in what seems to be a bid to mock critics who accuse him of getting autocratic tendencies.
The workplace of Bukele, a vigorous proponent of Bitcoin https://www.reuters.com/expertise/it-guy-in-chief-president-tries-fix-el-salvadors-bitcoin-woes-2021-09-08 who opinion polls present is without doubt one of the hottest leaders within the Americas, didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director of human rights group Amnesty Worldwide and a critic of Bukele, stated his use of “mocking language” confirmed the president’s contempt for individuals who “query or criticize him constructively”, and urged him to construct bridges relatively than courting controversy on Twitter.
Bukele’s administration got here beneath fireplace from the US this month after Salvadoran Supreme Courtroom judges not too long ago appointed by his get together dominated that the president might search a second consecutive time period, which Washington noticed as unconstitutional https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/el-salvador-top-court-rules-presidents-can-serve-two-consecutive-terms-2021-09-04.
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Final yr, Bukele, who has practically 3 million followers on Twitter, induced a furor by sending troops into the Nationwide Meeting to assist push via regulation and order laws within the impoverished nation of round 6.5 million individuals.
(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; enhancing by Richard Pullin)
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