Weekly Report - 19 August 2021 (WR-21-33)

EL SALVADOR: Constitutional reform proposal unveiled

The commission tasked by President Nayib Bukele with drawing up changes to El Salvador’s 1983 constitution has unveiled its proposed amendments. The draft document, which includes plans to amend presidential term limits and the process of changing the constitution itself has met with criticism from civil-society groups on various grounds. It is likely to fuel fears regarding Bukele’s perceived authoritarianism, concerns which have gathered pace since the new ruling Nuevas Ideas-controlled legislative assembly took up its seats in May.

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