San Salvador, Feb 4 : Nayib Bukele declared victory in El Salvador's presidential elections after securing a decisive lead over his two main rivals, local media reported on Monday.
According to preliminary results from the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), with more than 87 per cent of ballots counted, the 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador garnered a commanding 53.8 per cent of the votes, enough to win the first round.
"We have won in the first round, we made history," Bukele said in a victory speech.
The presidential elections began Sunday morning with the opening of more than 9,000 polling stations throughout the country. More than 5.2 million Salvadorans were eligible to vote, including nearly 6,000 living abroad.(UNI)