Spaniards revile Chávez more than Bush

30th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The 2007 poll rates Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the most disliked foreign leader, topping US President George Bush and former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

30 May 2008

MADRID - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is the most disliked foreign leader among Spaniards, topping both US President George W. Bush and former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on the annual list of objectionable heads of state and government drawn up by Spain's Sociological Research Centre (CIS).

The 2007 list, based on a poll of almost 2,500 Spaniards across the country, places Chávez as the most disliked leader for the first time with a score of just 1.27 points out of 10.

Notably, the poll was conducted in the same year that Spain's King Juan Carlos expressed his own aversion to the Venezuelan leader, famously telling him to "shut up" at an international conference in November.

Castro receives a score of 1.89 out of 10, while Bush comes in at 1.99, having been crowned the most disliked leader by Spaniards in 2006.

Among the foreign leaders Spaniards most admire is Chilean President Michelle Bachelet with a score of 4.93, and Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with 4.61 points.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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