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Venezuelan gov't, parliament flunked

Survey shows 67.5% of the population is pessimistic about the Venezuelan economy

EL UNIVERSAL
Friday September 06, 2013  01:52 PM
Venezuelan's view of the economy has been more negative since the presidential election held in April. In a survey held by the Venezuelan Data Analysis Institute (IVAD), disclosed by opposition campaign team Simón Bolívar, the population believed the economy showed no good signs in June (61.8%), July (65.3%), and August (67.5%).

Based on the poll, the country political situation was considered "unstable" (66.9%), and if a presidential election had been held in August 21-28, opposition leader Henrique Capriles would have pulled off victory with 43.1% of votes as against Maduro with 39.8%. Furthermore, people (48.3%) expressed their disagreement with the fact Nicolás Maduro was elected president, and 44.6% them said "Nicolás Maduro has ruined Hugo Chávez's legacy (late Venezuelan president) during his administration."

The poll showed 57.4% of the population disagrees with Parliament Speaker Diosdado Cabello's behavior. In the case of Parliament itself, 52% of interviewees look forward to hearing debates about how to "boost national production and reduce inflation and shortage." Meanwhile, 21.5% wants to see debates aimed at "stopping insecurity." The rest prefer debates on how "to ensure jobs for everyone" and how "to improve the situation of schools and hospitals."
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