Sanchez Ceren’s Inauguration Ceremony the most austere in the history of El Salvador

Vicepresident Salvador Sanchez Ceren and president Mauricio Funes walk to the Swearing In Ceremony on June 1, 2009.

Vicepresident Salvador Sanchez Ceren and president Mauricio Funes walk to the Swearing In Ceremony on June 1, 2009.

Budget of Sanchez Ceren’s Inauguration Ceremony is the most austere in the history of El Salvador.

The cost of the official inauguration of the Government of president-elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren this coming June 1 has been reduced to $983,000, Roberto Lorenzana, new Secretary of Economic Affairs, said yesterday.

At first it, the Legislature had approved $1,404,970 for the official ceremony. But Sanchez Ceren said that that was too high, and unacceptable for country like El Salvador and instructed the transition team to reduce the costs.

With the 30% reduction in the budget ordered by Sanchez Ceren, the act will become the most austere presidential inauguration in the history of El Salvador, well below the $2 million average of the past 5 inauguration ceremonies.

Source: FMLNUSA

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