Bogotá mayor Samuel Moreno (Polo Democrático) can only count on the
approval of 31 percent of the Colombian capital’s inhabitants, the latest
poll by Gallup shows.
Moreno’s poopularity has gone down fast. 61 percent of the Bogotanos supported him in March this year, which sank to 45 percent in August. Now less than one third of the people support their mayor and his policies. 58 percent of the Bogotanos actually disapprove of the mayor.
Most members of the city council agree with Gallup director Jorge Londoño that the President of the municipal board “will be punished for the everyday problems of the city”, Caracol Radio reported Saturday.
However, opposition parties criticize the administration for having announced many things, but having actually done very little on short term problem solving. “The announced changes in garbage collecting that never came. One day they talk about the development of a metro and the next day they talk about a suburban train,” Gilma Jiménez of the Liberal Party said.
Some council members give the mayor the benefit of the doubt. “Starting an administration isn’t easy,” Partido de la U counsiller Orlando Parada says. He wants more time to see the results of the mayor’s policies.