El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly Resumes Work Monday
San Salvador, March 19 (PL-RHC) -- The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador resumed work Monday, 42 days before the end of the term of the current Legislature.
President of the Parliament, Siegfried Reyes, said that the legislators had a break during the municipal and legislative elections on Sunday, but would return to work in committees on Monday and in plenary on Thursday.
He added that his intention is to keep working until the last hour of the current period, whose term expires on April 30th.
Reyes stated that important bills are still unresolved or pending approval, including bills against usury, on food sovereignty and security, and on credit cards interest.
The National Congress that will take office on May 1st will be dominated by the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), with 33 deputies, followed by the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), with 31 deputies, and the Grand National Unity Alliance (GANA), with 11 deputies.
Political analysts in El Salvador do not rule out that the selection of the president of the Assembly and the chairs of its committees will be at the center of discussions of current legislators up to the end of their mandate.