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Salvador President Hits Back at Opposition Over Bitcoin Law Criticism


coingape.com 24 June 2021 14:05, UTC
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Nayib Bukele, the president of the Central American nation Salvador has hit back at the opposition leaders for creating fear among people over the recently passed Bitcoin bill. The President said the Bitcoin bill was passed by congress through a democratic process and the falsehood created by some leaders in the opposition is uncalled for. He said,

Many in the opposition have wanted to confuse the Salvadoran people about Bitcoin, inventing falsehoods and trying to put fear where there is no problem.

Muchos en la oposición han querido confundir al pueblo salvadoreño sobre la #LeyBitcoin, inventando falsedades y tratando de meter miedos donde no existe ningún problema.

Como lo dije el 1 de junio en la @AsambleaSV: el aparato ideológico lucha por volver a controlar el Estado.

— Nayib Bukele 🇸🇻 (@nayibbukele) June 24, 2021

President Bukele’s rebuttal came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by the deputy of opposition party Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMNL) against the Bitcoin law. The lawsuit claims the new law is unconstitutional and the ruling party didn’t consider ill effects on common citizens.

Salvador created history on June 9 after it became the first country to make Bitcoin a legal tender. The president at that time had said the decision was well articulated and shouldn’t be seen as a gimmick. The Central American nation is currently looking to get technical assistance for implementing Bitcoin as a legal tender and CABEI has come to their rescue despite the world bank’s denial.

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