After taking office as President of the Republic in December, To Boluarte faces two waves of social protests Lima and the southern regions of the country in December and January. As a result, a balance of 60 Peruvians lost their lives in clashes with the Armed forces and the National Police. Despite this, public opinion sees protests as the only way to achieve political goals.
73% of Peruvians consider that Dina Boluarte should resign from the presidency to overcome the political crisis
According to a poll by the Institute of Peruvian Studies, the disapproval of the President of the Republic has also risen to 77%. To the south, the rejection of Boluarte is more accentuated.
According to a survey by Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP)published today in the newspaper The Republic55% of those consulted believe that if the marches are maintained, it will be possible to approve the Advancement of the general elections for this 2023 which, for the moment, does not reach a consensus on Congress due to struggles between the left and right benches.
An opposite reality is the 38% which indicates that the mobilizations will not lead to the elections taking place as soon as possible.
Plan to toughen penalties for crimes committed during protests is populist, would reinforce authoritarian politics and would be unconstitutional
Experts consulted by GlobeLiveMedia agree that Dina Boluarte’s regime is committed to ineffective regulation that would not bring results and that only tries to criminalize the massive protests taking place in Lima and in the interior regions of the country. .
For their part, a relevant fact is that 58% of Peruvians feel identified with the stops. Above all, the support comes more from the rural area (66%)then in the urban area (62%). The macrozone of on leads with 71% support on marches. He is followed by 63% in the center of the country, 61% in the East and 58% in the north.
There are also figures for age and socio-economic level.
The government allocates economic support to the relatives of the deceased and to those injured during the social demonstrations
According to the norm, relatives will receive 50,000 soles and those affected by clashes with law enforcement will access 25,000 soles. It is added that this does not imply the acceptance of possible administrative, civil and criminal responsibilities.
Citizens between 25-39 year olds are more enthusiastic about protests (66%) compared to those aged between 18 and 24 (42%) and 40 and over (42%).
and in the Level of there is more support with 66% for the steps.
Finally, 40% of respondents believe that the demonstrations will increase, followed by 29% who believe that they will decrease. 22% say they will stay the same as before.
The IEP investigation also reveals approval of the military and the policemen.
The former have 48% support versus the 61% they recorded in December. While the latter have 41% acceptance.
The Prime Minister Alberto Otarola pointed out that the social protests that began in December last year against the government of To Boluartewho seized power after the failed coup d’etat Pedro Castillowill decrease in intensity in the coming days in different regions of the country.
“We see a plateau, we have consulted specialists in the sense that this (the protests) will continue for a while and will go down,” he said in an interview with the newspaper. Trade. The holder of the PCM assured that “they made adequate decisions” despite the record of 60 dead during the demonstrations.
“We have gone through a difficult stage for the country, which has expressed itself in a mixture of political violence and violence coming from the sectors which have financed this, and which have been looking for something which has not been appreciated since the time. of Sendero: the seizure of power by arms and by force, although with other characteristics”, underlined Otárola.
However, the Prime Minister acknowledged that A lot of This is the city where order has not yet been restored. “We have to take control of the territory. The military is not going in to suppress, they are going in to protect critical assets. The border post has already been recovered; We will quickly recover the burned police stations,” he added.
At another point, Otárola reiterated that former President Castillo is solely responsible for the protests despite being held in Barbadillo prison, where he will serve 18 months in prison. “It was all reconciled, instigated and encouraged by Castillo,” he noted.
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