52 percent ask for an electoral advance
71 percent of the Peruvian population rejects the management of President Dina Boluarte, who took office after the dismissal of Pedro Castillo, according to a survey by the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP), which also reveals that 58 percent believe that there was excesses on the part of the security forces in the repression of the protests compared to 26 percent who believe that they acted appropriately.
The study also holds a bad grade for Congress, which has 88 percent disapproval and 9 percent approval, eight points more disapproval than a month ago, reports the Peruvian newspaper ‘La República’.
As for the protests, 60 percent of Peruvians consider the December protests justified –72 percent among young people — while 35 percent consider that they are unjustified. 50 percent feel identified with the protests and 46 percent, no.
44 percent believe that the most important actors in the mobilizations are spontaneous or organized groups of citizens and 27 percent attribute it to violent groups or groups linked to terrorist groups.
66 percent disapprove that Castillo has attempted to carry out a coup, while 30 percent do.
The study is based on interviews conducted between January 7 and 12 and has a margin of error of 2.8 points above and below each result.
A second study published this Sunday and prepared exclusively for ‘Perú21’ by IPSOS Peru suggests that 52 percent of Peruvians believe that the elections should be brought forward to December of this year, even if it means that few political reforms are approved.
The IPSOS poll confirms the disapproval of 71 percent for Boluarte. They also reject the management of the Prime Minister, Alberto Otárola, (61 percent) and the President of Congress, José Williams (62 percent).
As for political reforms, 57 percent defend that the election of the president and Congress be every four years compared to the current five years, a continuation option supported by 40 percent of Peruvians.