In LatAm Popularity Test, Brazil’s Lula Comes in 8th

    Bolivia and Argentina’s presidents are the most popular leaders in their countries according to a public opinion survey published Wednesday in Mexico. Bolivia’s Evo Morales figures with 81% support and Néstor Kirchner 80%.

    Runner up with 70% is Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe, followed by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez with a similar percentage to his neighbour.
    The concluding survey was done by a Mexican pollster working on public opinion polls done by local companies including Gallup; Apoyo, Opinion & Mercado from Peru; Datanalisis from Venezuela; Equipos Mori, Uruguay; Mora y Araújo in Argentina.

    Recently elected Alan Garcia from Peru figures in fifth place, although he doesn’t take office until next July 28.

    The ranking follows with Mexico’s Vicente Fox, 62%; Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez, 58%; Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 56%. Michelle Bachelet from Chile figures with 55%; Antonio Saca, El Salvador 52%; Tabaré Vazquez, Uruguay 44% and Manuel Zelaya from Honduras with 39%.

    The least popular include Alejandro Toledo, Peru with 32%; Abel Pacheco, Costa Rica, 23%; Alfredo Palacio, Ecuador 21% and Martin Torrijos, Panama, 13%.

    Mercopress – www.mercopress.com

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