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Disapproval rate for Colombian president reaches 70%

Most concerning issues for Colombians are insecurity, corruption, economy, according to latest poll

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 05.12.2019
Disapproval rate for Colombian president reaches 70% Colombian President Ivan Duque

ANKARA

Colombian President Ivan Duque's disapproval rate has risen to 70% amid national strikes, according to a survey. 

The Invamer Group reported 79% of Colombian's believe the situation in the country is "getting worse," while 11% view positively the way the Duque government is handling crises inside the nation.

Colombians also showed discontent with government's handling of international relations, now at 49%, however, 30% of participants believe it is on track.

The poll Wednesday showed the most concerning issues for Colombians are citizen's insecurity at 88%, corruption with 84% and economy with 78%.

In late November, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators decisively raised their voices against rampant corruption, pervasive human rights abuses and unpopular economic initiatives of the Duque government.

A national strike has since been carried out by workers' unions and various social sectors in the country.

Invamer results are based on telephone interviews conducted Nov. 22-30, with a random sample of 1,200 adults living across Colombia.


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