Businessman and former San Salvador mayor Nayib Bukele was sworn in as the new President of El Salvador at ceremony held at the National Palace on Saturday.
Bukele, the son of a local imam of Palestinian descent, chose to swear on a Bible held by his wife Gabriela Rodriguez.
The incoming leader promised a 'new era' of government under his watch.
Heads of state from the region Jimmy Morales... Еще (Guatemala), Carlos Alvarado (Costa Rica), Juan Carlos Varela (Panama), Danilo Medina (Dominican Republic) and Evo Morales (Bolivia) attended the inauguration.
At age 37, Bukele becomes the youngest person to ever become the head of the government in the Central American country.
The election of Bukele, who hails from the Grand Alliance for National Unity (GANA) party, marks the first time neither traditional ruling parties Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) nor Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) candidates have been elected.