El Salvador top court strikes down president’s order to reopen economy
SAN SALVADOR (EL SALVADOR) – The El Salvadorian Supreme Court’s constitutional chamber struck down on Friday an executive order establishing protocols for the gradual reopening of the economy, terming it unconstitutional.
President Nayib Bukele and Congress have been at loggerheads over how to kickstart the economy.
On July 29, the president had issued an executive decree that set out a calendar for a gradual reopening of the struggling economy of the Latin American nation.
However, the Supreme Court said the new protocols “contradict constitutional parameters established” earlier to stem the spread of the pandemic.
“In every country in the world, governments are ordering reopening, gradually, to control the pandemic,” he Tweeted. “In El Salvador, today that is also unconstitutional.”
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