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83 percent Brazilians want direct elections

Staff Writer | June 25, 2017
83 percent of Brazilians expressed themselves in favour of direct elections to elect the replacement of President Michel Temer, whose approval rating is now only seven percent.
Brazil   The Datafolha Institute:
The data are the result of a survey conducted between 21 and 23 of the currents by the Datafolha Institute among more than 2,700 people in 194 cities in the country, barely 12 percent of which was in favor that the new head of the Executive is elected by the Congress.

Of the total number of those interviewed, 76 percent asked for the resignation of Temer, who assumed the leadership of the state as a result of the parliamentary-judicial coup that last year deposed the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff; While 20 percent supported its continuity.

65 percent of the respondents also considered that the best thing for Brazil would be the immediate removal of Temer; 30 percent, meanwhile, they defended the possibility of completing the mandate until 2018.

Datafolha's poll also revealed that 69 percent of the electorate (eight percent more than in April) considered Temer government bad or dreadful and 23 percent rated it as regular.

This evaluation is aggravated among women, youngsters and the poorest. The classification of bad or dreadful rises to 73 percent among the female electorate, 74 among citizens aged 25 to 34 and 71 among those who have a monthly family income of up to two minimum wages.

In the Northeast region of Brazil, reported the Brazil 247 online newspaper, the Temer government's disapproval climbs to 77 percent, while in the South it decreases up to 61 percent.