Mario Durán

Mario Edgardo Durán Gavidia (born April 3, 1983, San Salvador[citation needed]) is a Salvadoran politician and businessman, has worked in the public administration since 2012, he was Minister of the Interior in the management of President Nayib Bukele, and since May 1st 2021 he is mayor of San Salvador.[1]

Mario Durán
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Mayor of San Salvador
Assumed office
May 1, 2021
Preceded byErnesto Muyshondt
Minister of the Interior
In office
July 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020
Preceded byAna Daysi Villalobos
Personal details
Born (1983-04-03) April 3, 1983 (age 38)[citation needed]
San Salvador, El Salvador[citation needed]
Political partyNuevas Ideas

In 2019, Mario Durán was selected by President Nayib Bukele, as Minister of the Interior and Territorial Development, in addition to being appointed President of the National Civil Protection Commission. As part of his administration, Mario Durán led the central government's response to the most serious environmental and health crises in the country, such as tropical storms, the Nejapa landslide and the COVID-19 emergency in El Salvador.[2]

In 2020 Mario Durán made the decision to run as a pre-candidate for mayor for San Salvador, obtaining an absolute majority in the internal elections of the Nuevas Ideas party.[3]

On February 28, 2021, in the legislative elections, he became the winner of the Mayor's Office of San Salvador, defeating Ernesto Muyshondt, who was seeking re-election under the banner of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party.

Mayor Mario Durán during the event in the historic center of the capital.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Durán, exministro de Gobernación, es el nuevo alcalde de San Salvador". March 1, 2021.
  2. ^ https://www.presidencia.gob.sv/mario-duran-pone-a-disposicion-su-cargo-como-ministro-de-gobernacion-para-comenzar-su-carrera-como-aspirante-a-la-alcaldia-de-san-salvador/
  3. ^ "Mario Durán se convierte en el candidato de Nuevas Ideas por la alcaldía de San Salvador". Noticias de El Salvador - La Prensa Gráfica | Informate con la verdad.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mayor of San Salvador
2021–present
Incumbent