Poll shows majority of Brazilians want new elections

Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 06/08/2016

More than a quarter of Brazilians view interim President Michel Temer’s government negatively and a majority want new elections this year, according to a poll on Wednesday that suggested scandals and policy reversals had dented his popularity.

Temer’s government, which began on May 12 when Brazil’s Senate suspended leftist President Dilma Rousseff for breaking budget laws, received a negative rating from 28 percent of Brazilians, according to the CNT/MDA poll.

Only 11.3 percent of those questioned gave it a positive rating, while 30.2 percent found it “regular”.

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