The leader, who openly declared his support for bitcoin and for the first time made the first cryptocurrency legal tender in the country, received the support of most of the Salvadoran society, gaining about 85% of the votes.
Bukele decided to celebrate his victory at the National Palace and invited all Salvadorans to the celebration.
Vice President of El Salvador Felix Ulloa said that if Bukele wins the presidential election by a large margin, he will expand the use of bitcoin. In particular, he plans to issue passports to bitcoin entrepreneurs and issue Volcano bonds that will finance the construction of Bitcoin City, a tax haven for crypto companies.
The director of the National Bitcoin Office of Salvador, Stacy Herbert, noted the historic victory of world democracy, saying that the previous record in democratic elections was set in Portugal in 1991 with a margin of 56.2%.