Salvador Nasralla

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Salvador Nasralla
Salvador Nasralla in 2013 (cropped).jpg
Personal details
Born Salvador Alejandro César
Nasralla Salum

(1953-01-30) 30 January 1953 (age 64)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Political party Anti-Corruption Party
Spouse(s) Iroshka Elvir (m. 2016)
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of
Chile

Salvador Alejandro César Nasralla Salum (born January 30, 1953) is a Honduran sports journalist, television presenter, master of ceremonies, businessman, and politician. He is the presenter of the TV programs 5 Deportivo and X-0 da Dinero, and has been called "El señor de la televisión".[1] He was the founder of the Anti-Corruption Party[2] in 2011 when he stood for President in the Honduran general election, 2013. He stood again in the Honduran general election, 2017 for the political alliance Alianza de Oposición contra la Dictadura, made up of Liberty and Refoundation and the Innovation and Unity Party. He lost the election,[3] but the Organization of American States called for a new vote amidst widespread irregularities.

Early life[edit]

Nasralla was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His parents, Alejandro Nasralla and Alicia Salum, are Palestinian[4] and his mother was born in Chile. He spent his childhood in the northern city of Trujillo, Colón. At the age of eleven, his family returned to Tegucigalpa. There, he attended his secondary studies at Instituto San Francisco and obtained his high school diploma. During his adolescence he began being a journalist, working at Emisoras Unidas from 1966 to 1969, and in Uniradio and Radio Católica.[5] He also took classes of drama and television.

After high school, Nasralla was sent to live with his extended family in Chile. There, he attended the Catholic University of Chile where he graduated with honors. He obtained a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.[6]

Professional career[edit]

After returning from Chile, Nasralla became the CEO of Pepsi Honduras. He also became a professor at the National Autonomous University of Honduras where he gave lectures on business and engineering.

In 1981, he started his career in television.

Political career[edit]

Nasralla has been harshly critical of the Honduran government since the 1980s. In particular, he has pinpointed the widespread corruption at the highest levels of government as the main cause of the problems that afflict Honduran society.

Due to the increasing deterioration of the living conditions of the majority Hondurans as a result of the perceived indifference and/or incompetence of traditional politicians, Nasralla and other members of the civil society decided to establish a new political party. Therefore, in 2013 the Anti-Corruption party was founded and registered by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal[7][8] so that Nasralla could participate in the 2013 presidential election.[9] He received 418.443 votes, 13.43% of the total.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to former beauty queen Iroshka Elvir and they have one daughter, born in December, 2017.[11]

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