President Vējonis enjoying high approval rates

Less than six months after his election, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis is enjoying increasing approval rates by the public. He's much more beloved than his predecessor Andris Berzins, and currently about 70% of the Latvian public approve his performance, according to a survey by Latvijas Fakti pollster.

Vejonis' job performance was approved by 70 percent of respondents in the November poll, with 27.8 percent fully approving of the president's performance and 42.5 percent tending to approve it.

5.2 percent of respondents were critical of Vejonis' job performance, 9.6 percent tended to disapprove, and 15 percent did not have a definitive opinion about his performance.

Vejonis' rating has been climbing ever since his election to the presidential office, with the percentage of respondents approving of his performance rising from 37.6 percent just after his election to 55.2 percent a month later, to 60.6 percent in August and 62 percent in September.

The percentage of respondents disapproving of the Latvian president's job performance has remained comparatively stable, in the range between 13 percent and 19 percent.

Vejonis, nominated for the presidency by the ruling centrist Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), was elected Latvian president on June 3. 

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