MADRID, August 15 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Uruguay’s president, Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, is the Latin American region’s president with the highest approval rating in public opinion, at 74 percent, according to an Ipsos poll.
The Uruguayan country again has the best economic rating in the region. It is also the country where most respondents think inflation will fall over the next 12 months.
Behind Lacalle, who has been president for more than two years, is his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric with 49 percent approval. For his part, Boric has only been in office since March of this year.
Both Lacalle and Boric are the leaders of the only two countries whose residents consider them “full-fledged democracies.”
On the other hand, the presidents who record lower approval ratings include Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with 5 percent; Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba with 14 percent; Pedro Castillo of Peru with 15 percent; and Alberto Fernández of Argentina with 19 percent.
Aside from the fact that these four leaders do not get more than 20 percent approval, both countries have the worst economic assessment and the worst inflation expectations.
Respondents have described Cuba and Venezuela as “authoritarian regimes.” The other countries in the region are considered “hybrid regimes”.
The biggest challenges for the region are economic growth and job creation – at 64 percent – and reducing inflation and stabilizing the economy – at 56 percent. At the bottom of the list are improvements in healthcare and education, at 12 and 18 percent, respectively.
This survey was conducted on 297 people between July 14 and August 8 of this year.