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64.6% of Salvadorans are against arrests without a court order, according to a survey

64.6% of Salvadorans are against arrests without a court order, according to a survey

The survey on the current situation of El Salvador

However, despite the rejection of this type of arrests, in the survey by the Jesuit Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) Bukele’s management obtained a rating of 8.68 on a scale of one to ten.

At the same time, 87.5% of those consulted stated that they feel “safe” under the emergency regimeas opposed to 5.2% who declared that they feel “insecure” with the measure.

The survey consulted, from March 16 to 24, with 1,270 people, with a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 2.7%.

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87.5% of those consulted stated that they feel “safe” under the emergency regime applied by Nayib Bukele in El Salvador.

The director of the Institute of Public Opinion of the UCA, Laura Andrade, who was in charge of presenting the study, assured: “In the second year of validity of the exception regime, around 92 out of every 100 Salvadorans disagree with at least one of the suspensions of rights or guarantees that are still in force.”

“After two years of validity of “The citizen evaluation of the emergency regime continues to be, in general, positive.”stated the UCA institute in a statement.

The survey, in addition to revealing that only 32.7% of Salvadorans support arrests without a court order, stated that 63.3% disagree with the suspension of the constitutional right to defense after an arrest.

The current situation of El Salvador

On March 27, 2022, after an escalation of 87 homicides in one weekend, Bukele declared “war” on the gangs protected by the emergency regime. This catapulted him in popularity, leading him to be re-elected last February for a second five-year term.

Although the measure was questioned by human rights organizations, the exception regime accumulates to date the arrest of nearly 80,000 suspected gang members.

Source: Ambito

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