Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The Savior – More than 80% of citizenship approves the exception regime that came into force on 27 March of the current year and has been extended by the legislative assembly. But nevertheless, the 40% of this group believes that the authorities should seek other measures than the regime to combat crime.
This is how one of the results of the public opinion survey carried out by the University Institute of Public Opinion reveals (IUDOP) of the UCA, made between the 22 of April and 7 of May with a sample of 1289 nationwide surveys.
This government strategy to combat crime generated by the criminal groups that make up the maras, receives an endorsement from the citizenry of the 7.99. Although the majority of respondents approve of this measure, those who feel insecure with the regime give it a thumbs up. 5.15.
This opinion poll shows that 40 decade 100 Salvadorans were unaware that Decree No. 333, containing the exception regime, suspends the maximum term for administrative detention, prohibits the right of free association and peaceful assembly; and empowers the authorities to intercept correspondence and communications without a court order.
According to the IUDOP survey, the 78% of Salvadoran citizens have the perception that since the emergency regime entered into force, the 27 of March, crime in the country has decreased.
In the opinion of the citizens, deputies must extend the exception regime for more time according to the 50.2 % of those consulted, while the 44.6% they believe that it is necessary for the authorities to seek other measures than the emergency regime to combat crime.
Although the 89.2% of those surveyed believe that the suspension of the constitutional rights contemplated in the emergency regime has been useful in reducing crime in the country.