Enrique Peña Nieto Most Hated President: 66% Of Mexicans Disapprove Head Of State

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Enrique Peña Nieto is officially the most hated President in the history of Mexico, report says. According to a recent survey conducted by El Reforma, 66% of Mexicans are against the Head of State’s government, constituting the highest percentage a functionary from Los Pinos has ever received in opposition.

The publication specified that 30% of the citizens polled agreed with EPN’s administration, while a 4% decided to remain impartial. In addition, the poll revealed that since April 2013 the President’s approval has gone down 20 points. Reporting a decrease from 50% to 30% among the Mexicans questioned.

Peña Nieto was elected President on December 2012, and has since then provoked the anger and disappointment of many concerned citizens. Even though the current President of the Mexican Republic is the one to thank for the capture of one of the most wanted drug cartel leaders, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, he is also the one to blame for his prison escape.

Opinion leaders and public figures were also invited to participate in the census, which resulted in 78% of the votes against the President’s term and 22% in favor. Experts pointed out that Peña Nieto’s overall performance as the Nation’s President has been negative in relevant fields such as, economy, education, and national security.

The media has constantly targeted Enrique Peña Nieto and wife Angélica Rivera for the past four years. The President and the First Lady of Mexico have been subjects of severe criticism and scandal.

Last August, the President was trolled on Twitter for addressing comments that made fun of his socks but not those of the missing students in Ayotzinapa. On the other hand, Rivera has had to constantly defend herself after being accused of allegedly buying a house with Government money, a case that is now known worldwide as the “White House” controversy.

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Janel Saldana

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