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Latam Presidential Image: Disapproval of Presidents remains high in most Latin American countries

Directorio Legislativo presents our latest ranking of Presidents by level of approval – based on perception surveys from 18 Latin American countries. This issue also features insights from the Argentine political analyst and researcher, Mario Riorda. Buenos Aires, May 2022- The first months of this year show the consolidation of high or very high levels of disapproval …

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How is civic space doing in Latin America? Check our regional civic rights monitor

 Here is a summary of the latest issue of Civic Space Guardian (CSG), our regional civic rights monitor.  In El Salvador, the state of exception was extended for 30 days as part of the government’s “war against gangs”.  It is not excluded, however, that it could be extended beyond the limits imposed by the Constitution. …

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“Opening up the national debate is already a triumph”: a lowdown on the LUC referendum in Uruguay

Any comprehensive assessment of Uruguay’s March 27 referendum – where citizens got the final say over whether to repeal 135 articles of a new flagship law being pushed by the government – should look beyond the turnout and the ‘yes vs no’ voting split.   Rather, it should also consider the symbolic social (and political) mobilization …

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Chaves defeats Figueres to become next president of Costa Rica

The runoff election in Costa Rica took place this Sunday. Rodrigo Chaves, of Partido Progreso Social Democrático (PPSD), has won, obtaining 52.85% of the votes with 98.15% of ballot stations counted. Chaves won in all but two of the country’s seven provinces and, according to preliminary results, beat his rival from Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), José María Figueres, by a …

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Chaves ahead in the polls as Costa Rica gears up for presidential vote

On Sunday, Costa Ricans return to the polls to elect their next president. They face a straight choice between José María Figueres, of the traditional Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) party, and the ‘new politics’ being promised by Rodrigo Chaves from the Partido Progreso Social Democrático (PPSD). In a climate of high voter apathy and disillusion …

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Directorio Legislativo presents first Latam ranking for 2022, with input from Juan Battaleme

Directorio Legislativo presents the latest ranking of Presidents by approval ratings based on public opinion and governance perceptions spanning 18 countries in Latin America. This issue also provides insights from Juan Battaleme, Director of the Argentine Council for International Relations, about the repercussions of the Russian invasion on the region. Over the last two months public …

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Pacto Histórico makes inroads in Congress and is well-placed for the presidential elections

On Sunday March 13, legislative elections were held in Colombia to renew all 296 members of Congress in the Senate (108) and the House of Representatives (188).  Partido Conservador (allied to the ruling party) and Partido Liberal (independent) increased their representation in both chambers though the opposition coalition, Pacto Histórico, was the big winner on the …

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José María Figueres and Rodrigo Chaves to compete for the presidency in runoff election

On Sunday, presidential and legislative elections were held in Costa Rica – at stake, the head of the national executive branch and all 57 deputies of the Legislative Assembly for the period 2022-2026. Amid a record-low turnout the winning presidential candidate was former president José María Figueres, of the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), with 27.28% …

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Latin America wound up 2021 with low presidential approval ratings

Directorio Legislativo presents the latest ranking of Presidents by approval ratings based on public opinion and governance perceptions across 18 countries in Latin America. As 2021 draws to an end, the region overall can be described as one with low average presidential approval ratings, fragmented and polarized electoral processes and outcomes, adversarial parliamentary dynamics, and …

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