CARACAS, Monday June 06, 2011 | Update
Venezuela's Chávez fails to regain lost popularity

Pollster Datanálisis reported that 61 percent of Venezuelans consider that Chávez s presidential mandate should end in 2012

Monday June 06, 2011  01:35 PM

Although President Hugo Chávez's support increased in surveys conducted in the first quarter of the year, the rise was temporary. After the positive impact of Chávez's performance during the emergency caused by heavy rains between December 2010 and January 2011, polls show a slow but steady decline in the president's popularity, which began in 2007.

According to Venezuela's pollster Datanálisis, 49 percent of Venezuelans have a positive view about Hugo Chávez's administration, while 46 percent have a negative perception of the Venezuelan president's performance.

Luis Vicente León, the director of Datanálisis, said that the approval of Chávez's administration (49 percent of respondents) is "circumstantial," and it circumstantially stood at 55 percent some weeks ago.

According to Datanálisis, 61 percent of Venezuelans think that Chávez's presidential mandate should end in 2012.

And they found the jail

At least 30 years had passed since his last visit to Caracas. He had little time to become an expert on moving about in such a complicated metropolis. Whether it was hopping on the subway, finding directions, playing waiting games at public agencies, eating whatever he could and sleeping wherever he could, Guerrero senior had been wandering the streets for 60 days, and thanks to "the boys" he found some sort of relief by way of helping hands.

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