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Salvador Sánchez Cerén
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Salvador Sánchez Cerén in 2017
45th President of El Salvador
In office
1 June 2014 – 1 June 2019
Vice President Óscar Ortiz
Preceded by Mauricio Funes
Succeeded by Nayib Bukele
Vice President of El Salvador
In office
1 June 2009 – 1 June 2014
President Mauricio Funes
Preceded by Ana Vilma de Escobar
Succeeded by Óscar Ortiz
President pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
In office
January 26, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded by Danilo Medina
Succeeded by Evo Morales
Personal details
Born 18 June 1944 (1944-06-18) (age 77)
Quetzaltepeque, El Salvador
Political party Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front
Margarita Villalta de Sánchez (m. 1968)
Residence Presidential House
Alma mater Escuela Alberto Masferrer

Salvador Sánchez Cerén (born 18 June 1944) was President of El Salvador between 1 June 2014 and 1 June 2019. He took office on 1 June 2014, after winning the 2014 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). He previously served as Vice President from 2009 to 2014. He was also a guerrilla leader in the Civil War and is the first ex-rebel to serve as president.

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