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

    5 April, 2024

    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 ⇢

  • After a landslide victory, Bukele wins reelection

    6 February, 2024

    With 70.25% of the votes counted, President Nayib Bukele (Nuevas Ideas) comfortably won reelection in the first round of the presidential elections, obtaining 83.14%. Thus, Bukele, who is under license to compete in these elections, renewed his ⇢

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

    1 February, 2024

    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 ⇢

  • 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 ⇢

  • 2023: a negative balance for the civic space of the region

    22 January, 2024

    In the new edition of Civic Space Guardian we take stock of 2023, which ended with a negative balance for the civic space in the region that was affected by the growth of the punitive power of the State and the rise of restrictive policies ⇢

  • Durations of presidential transition in Latin America, country by country

    19 January, 2024

    On January 14, Bernardo Arévalo assumed the presidency of Guatemala a full five months after his electoral win in August last year. The near half-year handover period which saw him replace incumbent Alejandro Giammattei gave the opposition ample ⇢

  • A new edition of “Image of Power”, our monitor of presidential approval in Latam

    11 December, 2023

    In this new edition of our report ¨Image of Power¨ we continue analyzing the situation of the region’s presidents on September and October. At first, Mexico is preparing for the 2024 presidential elections and all projections favor Claudia ⇢

  • Javier Milei elected president of Argentina

    24 November, 2023

    On Sunday, Javier Milei of La Libertad Avanza (LLA) was elected president of Argentina with 55.5% of the vote, 11 points ahead of the Peronist Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, who obtained 44.3%. The president-elect ⇢

  • New tool to enhance the work of Parliaments

    23 November, 2023

    In collaboration with allied organizations and under the leadership of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Directorio Legislativo presented today the ‘Indicators for Democratic Parliaments’. This initiative aims at assessing the performance and ⇢

  • López Obrador, the only president in the region with more than 60% approval rating

    21 September, 2023

    The following is the new edition of “Image of Power”—the presidential approval monitor of Latin America created by Directorio Legislativo.  In our new ranking, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Lula Da Silva are the only two presidents ⇢

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