From October 2021 to April 2022, the number of Peruvians who believe that the political situation in their country has worsened in the last year has doubled, and now 73% of the population thinks that way
6 out of 10 Peruvians support holding presidential and legislative elections in that country, to elect a new president and once again renew Congress. This after 10 months of the leftist Pedro Castillo’s mandate, which has been marked by anti-government protests and requests for resignation from different Senate benches.
According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) published by the Peruvian newspaper “The Republic”, 27% prefer that the left-wing president remain in office until 2026, when his term should constitutionally end, and only 3% believe that it is better that there be presidential elections and that the same parliamentarians remain.
This same investigation reports that 67% of the Peruvian population disapproves of the way in which Castillo is leading the country and thinks that for this reason he will not be able to fulfill his five-year term. In addition, less than a third of the citizenry believes that the current president will last his entire five-year term.
In just six months, the number of people who have a negative perception of the country’s political situation has doubled, with 73% of Peruvians thinking that way and think they were better off 12 months ago. This is mainly due to the fact that the finances of Peruvians have deteriorated in the last year, which has caused two thirds of the population to perceive that the economic situation affects them more than the political one.
In the last four years, Peru has had four presidents, practically one per year, which reveals the deep crisis and political instability that exists in that country.