World News: 21:35 GMT Thursday 30th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
El Salvador's maverick new president takes office on Saturday pledging to battle violence, poverty, corruption and mass migration to the United States - but will have to do all that without a congressional majority. Nayib Bukele, a 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador, ended 30 years of bipartisan rule by the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) with his election victory in February. 'His strength is that he has awakened a lot of popular enthusiasm and that's what he's counting on,' said Jose Maria Tojeira, a political analyst and director of the Human Rights Institute of the Central American University in San Salvador.
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