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Most Peruvians back proposed reforms ahead of referendum

12:39 | Lima, Aug. 23.

The majority of Peruvians support President Martin Vizcarra's proposed reforms, which await debate at Congress to decide whether or not they will be submitted to a referendum, the latest Ipsos Peru poll revealed.

Reelection of lawmakers

According to the survey, 76% of respondents are in favor of banning the reelection of lawmakers, while 21% think the opposite.

Financing reform

On the other hand, 75% of those surveyed back the political campaigns' financing reform, so that parties are banned from receiving anonymous contributions and are obliged to be accountable for their income and expenses.  

However, the poll shows that 20% of the population may be against this proposal, whereas 5% do not specify.

Bicameralism

As for the creation of a second chamber in Congress —including 30 senators and 100 representatives— as well as the equal participation of women and men, 55% of respondents agree with the initiative.
  
Nevertheless, if the matter was subjected to a referendum, 35% of the population would reject it; that is, the minority want Congress to remain as it is now, as a unicameral body with 130 seats.

CNM

The study also addressed the proposal to elect National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members through a public merit-based selection process, which receives a strong 80% support. However, 14% are against and 6% do not specify.

Technical details

Pollster name: Ipsos Peru
Registration number: 0001-REE/JNE
Type of sampling: multistage probability sampling 
Sample size: 1,059 respondents 
Fieldwork period: August 15th-17th, 2018
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Level of confidence: 95%
Target population: Men and women aged 18 and above
Website: www.ipsos.pe
Published by: El Comercio newspaper

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Published: 8/23/2018
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