Guatemalans disapprove of Government's management during pandemic
Guatemala, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Six out of ten Guatemalans disapprove of the way in which President Alejandro Giammattei handles the confrontation with Covid-19, according to the sixth exploratory study by the firm ProDatos.
The perception of official action worsened in September, when only 39 percent said they strongly agreed with the government's management throughout these six months of emergency, a rating that in April (one month after the first case) was at 83 percent.
The decline is also noticeable when compared to August, since then support for government action reached 46 percent, according to a poll conducted for the Prensa Libre newspaper.
The sum of those who say they strongly agree or somewhat agree now encompasses 61 percent of those interviewed, in a context of an increase in cases and deaths from Covid-19 very similar and two months after the economic reactivation of the country.
There is another example of the current distrust in the segment of those who do not agree or not at all, since from April to September it went up from six percent to 37 percent.
When inquiring about the reasons for such a low rating, 29 percent of those surveyed considered that the opening was very fast and uncontrolled, and another 21 percent that the figures are inconsistent or not very credible.
Twenty-nine percent say that Giammattei does not support doctors or hospitals and 18 percent question the aid to people in need in reference to the social programs designed by the Executive from millionaire funds approved in the Legislative, including some at the cost of more public debt.
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