Analysts say 1st year hurdles and teacher’s strike are responsible for the plummeting popularity of Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s (PPK) popularity has fallen to a new low.
PPK’s approval has fallen to 29% in August while his disapproval has risen by to 64%.
These figures show a significant jump from his 34% approval and 58% disapproval in July. Ipsos survey analysts attribute the fall to “disillusionment at the first year of government and a wave of strikes that the country faced,” as reported by Reuters.
Despite the disappointing 1st-year in office, PPK and his cabinet expect to see significant changes for the better in Peru’s economic growth in the coming months.
Kuczynski told Reuters in a recent interview that Peru doesn’t need more reforms but a better administration that is less impeded by bureaucracy and regulations. “Slashing red tape” is to be a big part of his government’s plan going forward in order to increase approval and execution times for major public projects.
It is also important to note that Kuczynski’s popularity is experiencing a fairly normal downward trend for Peru’s presidents. Since democracy was re-introduced in 2001, Peru’s presidents have suffered exceptionally low approval ratings despite consistent economic growth.
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