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El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturns Bukele’s veto on an economic reopening law during the pandemic

August 20, 2020

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of El Salvador this Wednesday lifted President Nayib Bukele’s veto against a special emergency law to reactivate the economy during the new coronavirus crisis that there is no “unconstitutionality” as defended by the president .

In a more than 30-page judgment, the Supreme Court alleges that articles 16 and 17 of the Legislative Decree approved by the Assembly two months ago are “not allegedly unconstitutional” by Bukele and urges him to pass the law as soon as possible sanction.

“The President of the Republic is obliged to sanction it and publish it as a law, a project that is a useful and effective legal tool to fight the pandemic,” the sentence reads.

El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturns Bukele’s veto on an economic reopening law during the pandemicEl Salvador’s Supreme Court overturns Bukele’s veto on an economic reopening law during the pandemic

The High Court has defended that the decree rejected by the Salvadoran President does not encroach on the powers of the government, as the constitution provides that the restriction of fundamental rights is the competence of the Assembly.

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