FILE PHOTO: Pedro Castillo, president of Peru, arrives for the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. John Minchillo/Pool via REUTERS//File Photo
Confidence in the President of the Republic is falling as the days go by. A recent Ipsos Peru survey for the Lampadia portal reports that 58% of Peruvians do not trust President Pedro Castillo, while 37% indicated that they still believe in the head of state. Another 5% avoided commenting on this issue.
Meanwhile, the survey also recorded that 70% considered that the ministerial appointments made by Pedro Castillo have not been successful, compared to only 21% who supported the president’s measures.
For 46%, they also consider that the changes in the Cabinet have been due to the fact that the president appointed unqualified people for the position. Likewise, 28% estimated that Castillo Terrones named corrupt people or suspected of corruption and 24% indicated that the president chose people who made serious mistakes, so they had to leave.
Regarding the appointment of ministers, 81% of Peruvians indicate that the head of state should choose independent and experienced professionals.
In reference to corruption, 35 percent of those surveyed believe that Castillo does not take measures to combat it in his government, while 31 percent believe that he does.
On the functioning of the State, 32% said the government is not taking measures to combat corruption. 34% warned that the decisions and attitudes of Pedro Castillo contribute to the deterioration of the State.
WORK AND VACANCY
36% indicate that Castillo is not taking measures either for or against to promote job creation.
For 52% the possibility of finding a job is worse than six months ago; and 76% report that prices have risen.
Regarding the presidential vacancy, from September to November those who are definitely in agreement with the vacancy request increased by seven percentage points.
Pedro Castillo, who has just completed the 100-day milestone, has started with a succession of political controversies that have motivated several changes in the Government in a short time. Among the senior positions that have resigned is the Minister of the Interior, Luis Barranzuela, for violating sanitary restrictions by organizing a Halloween party, or the Defense Minister, Walter Ayala, who resigned as a result of the scandal unleashed by the alleged pressure for irregular promotions in the Armed Forces. The last to be questioned was the Minister of Justice, Aníbal Torres, accused of having allegedly favored his brother’s company when he was already in office.
Fact Sheet: the national urban survey of Ipsos Peru was carried out from November 20 to 21 among 1 208 people. The study has a confidence level of 95%, with a margin of error of +/- 2,815%.
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