Peruvians detect delay in audio recordings investigation

10:42 | Lima, Aug. 10.

The latest Datum (Pulso Peru) poll revealed that 80% of Peruvians believe Congress —dominated by Keiko Fujimori's Popular Force party— is taking too long to investigate magistrates involved in alleged influence-peddling cases.

The opinion comes after an investigative journalism site released a series of audio recordings, thus triggering a crisis in Peru's justice system and providing the occasion for a reform.

The study shows that 83% of the population thinks the recently-elected Attorney General Pedro Chavarry —one of the speakers in said recordings— should resign his position, against 9% of Peruvians who support his continuing in office. 

The survey also found that most respondents want Congress members Mauricio Mulder (Apra) and Hector Becerril (Popular Force) —whose voices are heard in the conversations— to be investigated since they "reveal an intention to commit a crime."

As for the election of Daniel Salaverry as new Congress chairman, 65% of those surveyed disagreed with this, against 19% who expressed support. 

In fact, 41% of them think Salaverry will have a worse job performance than his predecessor, Luis Galarreta, at Parliament.

Additionally, most respondents (77%) believe "Mrs. K" —mentioned by suspended Supreme Judge Cesar Hinostroza in said clips— is Keiko Fujimori, leader of the Popular Force party.

Technical details

Pollster name: Datum Internacional S.A.
Published by: Peru21 newspaper
Coverage: National level
Sample size: 1,200 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: August 3rd-7th, 2018


Published: 8/10/2018