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Weekly Report - 18 June 2020 (WR-20-24)

EL SALVADOR: Lockdown eases but institutional tensions persist

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele recently confirmed an end to the strictest lockdown in the region as part of efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The easing of lockdown measures, in place since 12 March, has not, however, been accompanied by an easing of the tensions between Bukele’s executive and the other two branches of government, the judiciary and opposition-controlled legislature, which have overshadowed his administration’s response to the pandemic.

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