he image of President Juan Manuel Santos had a slight recovery from 47 to 19 percent, though two-thirds of the people consider he has not kept his promises and reject his reelection, according to the study Colombia Opina (Colombia Comments).

hedstrom20130728072815520According to the poll conducted by local media, including the Semana magazine, 53 percent of the people polled consider that Santos has handled poorly the issue of strikes amid a situation of social crisis, strikes and protests by several sectors of the population.

A similar percentage considers protests necessary for the State to support and take care of communities.

Regarding the economy, only 16 percent of people polled feels some improvement has been made, and six of every 10 people think the country is going the wrong way.

The Ministry of Justice exceeds the Congress of the Republic among the countryss least trusted institutions.

According to Semana, with an acceptance index slightly below 50 percent, President Santos is “somewhat comfortably” facing the campaign for the presidential elections of 2014.

Santos will end his third term in office next Wednesday, Aug.7.