Survey reveals that two-thirds of Peruvians want early elections

Protesto contra o governo de Pedro Castillo, em Lima, Peru.

Protest against the government of Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru.| Photo: EFE

More than two-thirds of Peruvians defend the need to anticipate the presidential and legislative elections as a way out of the political crisis that is shaking the country, according to a survey by the Instituto de Estudos Peruanos (IEP), published this Sunday by the newspaper “La República”.

According to the study, 68% of the population agrees that the elections to elect a new president to replace Pedro Castillo, as well as other parliamentarians for the place of the current members of the highly fragmented and opposition-dominated Peruvian Congress.

Only 31% of those consulted were against this alternative, a percentage that rises to 37% in rural areas and 37% in the center and south of the country.

Asked what they consider “more convenient” for Peru, 61% defends the anticipation of the elections, against 21% that bets on the permanence of Castillo in the Government Palace.

Another 4% want the president leaves the presidency and vice president, Dina Boluarte, takes office, while only 3% believe that the best thing is that there are presidential elections and that the same parliamentarians remain.


On the other hand, the survey revealed that Castillo kept his bounce rate at

% of the population, similar to 8014295860001 % registered in March, while only 2021 % approves of its management.

In addition, 65% believes that the president, who took office in July 2021, he will not end his five-year term, 63% of them for their “inability to govern” and 21% because they think that “ do not let him” direct the Executive.

Already the disapproval of the prime minister, jurist Aníbal Torres, has increased considerably, after reaching 65%, much higher than 61% of last month and at 40% of February.

In two months, the approval of the head of the ministerial cabinet dropped from 36% for 24%.

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The IEP study also asked about citizens’ perception of the tense political scenario in the country and revealed that 67% of the population considers the political situation worse than there is months, a percentage that in October of last year was around 54%.

Furthermore, 66% believe their economic situation is worse than last year and 57% feel that this affects them more than politics, as only % say they are most affected by circumstances political rather than economic.

The IEP survey was conducted between the days 18 and 21 in April with 1.206 people, has a margin of error of 2, 8% and confidence level of 68%.

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