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Peruvians back President Vizcarra's proposed reforms

10:28 | Lima, Sep. 28.

The four political reforms —proposed by President Martin Vizcarra and leading to a referendum— have received widespread support from the population, the latest Datum poll revealed Friday.

The survey shows that 74% of respondents want a ban on the re-election of lawmakers, 55% back a bicameral Parliament, and 63% are in favor of regulating political parties' private financing.

Additionally, 73% support the initiative to hold a public competition to elect members of the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) —recently renamed National Justice Board.

As is known, the release of audios containing phone conversations that involved judges, entrepreneurs, and CNM members led to a scandal in the justice system. Thus, the Vizcarra administration intends to implement a positive change in Peru.

The last two draft bills have been passed by Congress and are ready to be put to a referendum on December 9.

Also, 44% of those surveyed believe the number of legislators in a bicameral Congress should remain unchanged (130). Only 14% say it should increase.

However, 77% of respondents affirm not to believe Fuerza Popular's (opposition party) assertion that the four political-justice reform projects were going to be ready for October 4.

Likewise, 61% think President Martin Vizcarra succeeded after his cabinet received the confidence vote.

Technical details

Pollster name: Datum Internacional S.A.
Published by: Peru21 newspaper
Target population: Men and women aged 18-70 years old from every socio-economic segment.
Coverage: National level (urban and rural areas)
Sample size: 1,200 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%
Level of confidence: 95%
Sampling technique: Personal interview (face-to-face) survey.
Type of sampling: Probability and multistage sampling taking into account the proportion of the population. 
Fieldwork period: September 22nd-26th, 2018

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Published: 9/28/2018
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