The Government of El Salvador issued a release congratulating the people of Venezuela for a peaceful, democratic electoral process.
The Government of the Central American country said, in the release, that they recognize the results of the election as being legitimate.
The election, the statement said, highlights the peaceful and exemplary development of the South American nation's elections, in a society that goes through a political process that will allow them to dismantle the polarization so that together they face the challenges of the future.
The government also hailed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on his victory in Sunday's presidential election and express confidence that the social transformations initiated by Commander Hugo Chavez will continue to benefit millions of Venezuelans.
“I congratulate the citizens of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the democratic election day held this Sunday, May 20,” El Salvador's president, Salvador Sánchez, said.
The government said it believes that the Venezuelan elections are a fundamental step in the Bolivarian Republic's democratic progress.
“Venezuela gives example, because instead of opting for violence, opted for democracy, respect for its Constitution and laws, as well as obedience to the will of the people expressed in the polls,” the release declared.
Maduro will serve another six-year term as a result of his win on Sunday.