During an appearance in the interview program ‘Frente a Frente’, of Channel 4, Castro assessed the national problems, security issues and the upcoming elections of 2024.
The president of the legislative forum said that to know and measure the effectiveness of the security policy it is necessary to ask the people in the street about the effectiveness of the fight against gangs and if they feel satisfied with the tranquility achieved.
The head of the unicameral Parliament asserted that the reforms of the legal system in the country will be maintained and those necessary to face these problems will be passed.
He also stated that he will aspire to be reelected as deputy in 2024, something he believes that most of the deputies of the ruling party Nuevas Ideas will do.
My fundamental challenge will be to ensure that governance is maintained in the country, he summarized.
He said that Nuevas Ideas (New Ideas) is the main political force in the country and did not rule out the possibility of coalitions for the 2024 elections, even in municipalities where they aspire to win at the polls.
He stated that since May 2021 ‘our deputies are working in the municipalities and we will not stop, we will be with the people, especially in times of campaign processes’.
In another part of his statements, the head of the Legislative Branch supported the existing proposals for reforming the number of municipalities in the country. We are evaluating them, we are studying them and I think it would be good for El Salvador”, he said.
Currently there are proposals to reduce the number of municipalities from 262 to 50 and also to modify the number of deputies representing the departments in the Legislative Assembly.
These projects are being evaluated and, according to Castro, it is possible to adjust the number of deputies to 64, a figure 20 seats lower than the current 84 that occupy seats in the Legislative Assembly.
In another part of his assessments, the legislative leader reiterated, as the Ministry of Finance has already done, that taxes will not be increased in the country and that the sums that many do not pay will be collected.
He pointed out there is no proposal for constitutional reform on the political radar, although there may be reforms within specific laws.