Since Bukele came into office, he has attacked the Parliament, which he accuses of "obstructing his efforts to govern." On Feb. 9, 2020, he stormed into its headquarters with soldiers to put pressure on lawmakers to pass a law.
The incident was cataloged by lawmakers as "a violation of the Constitution and an attempted parliamentary coup."
Violence and accusations of possible fraud promoted by Bukele have also marked the electoral campaign scenario in El Salvador.
On January 31, two leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) militants were killed amid a confrontation with agents of the Bukele administration.
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