The choice was delivered late Friday night time by judges appointed in Could by the nation’s newly elected Congress — which is dominated by Bukele’s social gathering — after the lawmakers eliminated the magistrates of the Supreme Courtroom’s constitutional chamber and the lawyer common.
The highest court docket’s ruling has drawn condemnation by the US authorities, rights teams and opposition politicians, which have slammed the transfer as unconstitutional.
Reacting to the choice Friday, Óscar Ortiz, common secretary of the Farabundo Martī Entrance for Nationwide Liberation and former vice chairman of El Salvador wrote in a tweet: “The dictatorship is consummated.”
Bukele has not but responded to the court docket’s ruling. CNN has requested remark.
Since sweeping to energy in 2019, the charismatic younger chief has pledged to reform Salvadoran politics and sort out corruption. However critics have accused the 40-year-old of authoritarian tendencies.
“Democracy in El Salvador is on the sting of the abyss,” José Miguel Vivanco, the manager director of the Americas division of Human Rights Watch wrote on Twitter Sunday.