New Salvadoran Legislature removes judicial officials at odds with President Bukele

Faced with reactions from representatives of governments of other countries, President Nayib Bukele noted on Twitter that "we are cleaning house."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Salvadoran ruling party took the reins of the Legislative Assembly on Saturday, and its first action was to vote to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the attorney general, Raúl Melara.

In the last year, President Nayib Bukele had clashed on more than one occasion with these officials over judicial decisions and investigations by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

Faced with reactions from representatives of governments of other countries, Bukele noted on Twitter that "we are cleaning house."

"To our friends in the international community: we want to . . .

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