Approval rating for President falls


Ipsos Peru has published its latest ratings for President Ollanta Humala. In the last month the approval rating for the President has fallen to 22%, down three points on January.

The approval for First Lady, Nadine Heredia, has also fallen, more dramatically by nine points to 16%. The First Lady runs the Peru Wins (Gana PerĂº) party which her husband leads.

The fall in support is believed to be linked to allegations of money laundering against the First Lady. Support for the President stood at a high of 33% but have fallen dramatically in recent months. Politically, there is very little support for a package of labour reforms going through Congress including a reform that will cut rights to unemployed youths.

A general election will take place sometime in 2016 with President Ollanta Humala being ineligible to run due to constitutional term limits.

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