President elect approval rating plummets


Support for president elect Ollanta Humala has dropped to 41% according to an Ipsos Apoyo poll in the El Comercio newspaper; last month it stood at 70%.

Part of the disapproval is around the visit of Humala’s brother Alexis to Russia, describing himself as a special representative of the president elect. Ollanta Humala has denied that he sent his brother and has suspended him from the Gana Peru coalition party.

Nevertheless the incident has damaged the reputation of the president to be who stood, partly, on an anti-corruption platform. 6-% of respondents think that Ollanta Humala knew about his brother’s visit to Russia, 77% believe the brother was there for personal gain and 84% do not want the brother involved in public affairs.

The president elect is to be sworn in on 28th July.

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