Mario Edgardo Durán Gavidia (born April 3, 1983, San Salvador) 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.
|Mayor of San Salvador|
|Assumed office |
May 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Ernesto Muyshondt|
|Minister of the Interior|
July 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020
|Preceded by||Ana Daysi Villalobos|
|Born||citation needed]April 3, 1983 [|
San Salvador, El Salvador
|Political party||Nuevas 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.
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.
- "Mario Durán, exministro de Gobernación, es el nuevo alcalde de San Salvador". March 1, 2021.
- "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.