Rene Portillo Cuadra, Deputy Head of the Arena Faction. / Sand.
San Salvador’s deputy director Rene Portillo Cuadra revealed on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election of the legislature in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Portillo Cuadra, a faction leader of the Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena) party, claimed to have notified parliamentary factions “more than a year ago” that they would not seek additional terms as members of the Legislative Assembly.
I had no intention of getting re-elected, so I notified the entire faction over a year ago, but I have to keep working until the last day. – Rene Portillo Cuadra, Arena Lieutenant.
The former vice-presidential candidate of the Republic of Arena said in an interview with Telecorporación Salvadoreña that “three terms are enough” for him.
The tricolor party has yet to set a date for internal elections to elect party officials and candidates for general elections for the next election event. Carlos García Saade, president of the National Arena Council (Coena), said the political body will present four types of candidates for his election.
The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has reported that presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on February 4, 2024. March 3 local elections and Central American Congress.
MPs from Nuevas Ideas ridiculed the opposition MPs’ decision. “Portillo Cuadra said he no longer wants to be a delegate. He has already served the country,” wrote Caleb Navarro, deputy head of Nueva Idea’s faction. “Portillo Cuadra is no longer a delegate. He says he has already served his country. Now I ask the people of El Salvador: What was the benefit he brought to El Salvador?” Walter Allemann said. on Twitter. “Portillo Cuadra says he is already serving the country,” wrote deputy Mauricio Ortiz.
Portillo Cuadra assured that reducing civil unrest was one of the “successes the government has achieved”.
Source: Diario Elmundo