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Luis Abinader favored to secure re-election as President

On May 19, the Dominican Republic will hold general elections to elect the next president and vice president for the 2024-2028 term. Current president Luis Abinader, of the Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM), is among the nine presidential candidates and enjoys over 60% support in polls, suggesting he could be reelected in the first round. Abinader’s strong chances …

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Intriguing trio: public perceptions of Milei, Lula, and Petro

In this edition of Image of Power we take a look at an intriguing trio, made up of Javier Milei (Argentina), Lula da Silva (Brazil) and Gustavo Petro (Colombia), to see what happens with citizen support in the face of the particular circumstances that each country is going through in economic terms, in its congresses and, also, in the streets. Javier Milei’s popularity …

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Mulino wins presidency though faces splintered Assembly

With 98% of the country’s ballot points counted, opposition candidate José Raúl Mulino (Realizando Metas – RM) secures the Presidency of Panama, clinching victory with 34.29% of all valid votes, surpassing seven other contenders. However, despite his win, preliminary projections for the legislature indicate that his party and its allies may fall short of a majority in …

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Parliamentary monitoring in tough times: Lessons learned for building networks and achieving results

A healthy democracy depends on a healthy parliament, capable of articulating citizens’ concerns, enacting laws for the common good and holding the executive branch to account for their implementation. For this to happen, effective citizen involvement and participation is imperative. Over the last decade, citizen-led parliamentary monitoring has emerged as a potent mechanism to empower …

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Mulino leads the presidential race despite pending controversy over his candidacy in the Judicial Branch

On May 5, Panamanians will elect the next president and the new National Assembly for the period 2024-2029. Among 8 candidates, José Raúl Mulino of Realizando Metas (RM) leads the electoral race. Whoever obtains the highest number of valid votes will win the Presidency, since there is no run-off election.  The elections will be held in a context …

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What was the beginning of the year like for the presidents of the region?

Welcome to a new edition of “Image of Power”, the Legislative Directory’s monitor of presidential approval in Latin America.  2023 ended with presidential replacements, such as Daniel Noboa in Ecuador and Javier Milei in Argentina, who have already completed their first 100 days in office, and 2024 began with the reelection of Nayib Bukele in …

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Bukele leads electoral race and would be reelected president in Sunday’s election

This February 4, Salvadorans will head to the polls to elect the President for the 2024-2029 term. Although 6 candidates are running, opinion polls predict that the incumbent President, Nayib Bukele (Nuevas Ideas), will be reelected by a wide margin. Although the Constitution does not contemplate this possibility, the Judiciary branch allowed his candidacy. The Legislative Assembly will …

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Moment of truth: presidential approval ratings in Latin America

In politics, as in poker, cards and strategy make winners and losers. However, there are no jokers there.  In this issue we analyze how citizen support evolves according to the “cards” that each president has: the percentage of votes in the first round or single round (initial credit), the numbers in the legislature, the fragmentation …

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