Why El Salvador’s Election Is and Isn’t About Its President

President Nayib Bukele is not on the ballot for El Salvador’s midterm legislative elections on Sunday, but what matters most to outside observers is how much power the strikingly popular 39-year-old gains.

A big victory could also set the stage for constitutional changes — a worrisome development for c Currently with few allies in the 84-seat legislative assembly, a strong showing for Bukele’s party could pave the way for an International Monetary Fund program for the country’s reeling economy.

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