74% of Salvadorans support the exception regime, according to an LPG survey

By Karla Ramos  |  May 31st, 2022
San Salvador El Salvador
Soccer match celebration during the Exception Regime.

73.9% of Salvadorans approve of the exception Regime requested by President Nayib Bukele and approved by the Legislative Assembly, according to the latest survey by La Prensa Grafica newspaper.

Salvadorans agree with the exceptional regime approved and extended by the Legislative Assembly, but they do not know what constitutional rights have been suspended.”

The Estate of exception began on March 27th and since then has been extended twice for 30 days each. Unless extended again, it will expire on June 25th, 2022.

When asked; In general, do you approve or disapprove that the Legislative Assembly has approved an exception regime? 73.9% responded that they approved, while 16.6% disapproved, and 11.5% did not answer.

The survey shows that “People in favor of the emergency regime point out that they now have a greater sense of security and are convinced that the authorities are capturing criminals.”

Those against the measure indicated that “the authorities are capturing innocent people.” They believe that “there is a violation of human rights and that it is better to investigate each case before proceeding with an arrest.”

The government stipulates that the exception regimen is producing good results. For example, May 2022 ended as one of the safest months in the last 30 years in El Salvador.

We continue to combat terrorist structures head-on. More than 36,000 terrorists have been captured since the Exception Regime began.”