INE puts extreme poverty at 6.5% in Venezuela
Preliminary numbers anticipate household poverty at 21.2%
In the meantime, the INE envisages extreme poverty ending at 6.5% in 2012. Last year, it stood at 7%.
The preliminary results stem from the Population and Housing Census, the official added. After January 2013, full data will be available, including additional specifics on structural poverty.
Eljuri pointed to a total population of 28,946,000 inhabitants. "People's growth rate has been declining since 1990, from 2.3% down to 1.5%, that is, people's growth is slower," he explained.
He added that Venezuelans' life expectancy is 75 years of age, on average.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.