Newly formed Romanian opposition centre-right party PNL/PDL enjoys 30% of voter support - poll

By bne IntelliNews July 21, 2014

The party recently formed via the merger of Romania's main opposition parties PNL and PDL would receive 29.8% of the votes if parliamentary elections were held today, according to a poll ran by market research agency INSCOP for Adevarul daily.

Running separately, PNL would get 19.3% of the votes [4pps above their score in the May European elections] and PDL would get 12% of the votes [slightly below its European elections score].

The new party would be formed by a gradual merger of PNL and PDL and will hold the name of PNL. In the coming November 2014 presidential elections, the two will still run as an alliance. They have not yet endorsed the technical details of the merger.

In terms of the presidential elections, they are at an even earlier stage. PNL has not yet confirmed their candidate, most likely Klaus Iohannis, while PDL already has another candidate - former justice minister [in Emil Boc's cabinet] Catalin Predoiu. Other candidates such as MEP Monica Macovei recently expressed plans to apply as a PNL/PDL presidential candidate nomination.

The PNL/PDL alliance is still far from the country’s leading party PSD – including its satellites PC and UNPR, which enjoys the support of 43.5% the votes, according to INSCOP poll. The third largest party would be PMP – another newly formed party, led by incumbent president’s protégée Elena Udrea. The only other party above the 5% threshold is ethnic Hungarian party UDMR [5.4%].

Out of the potential voters polled by INSCOP, only 63.2% indicated a firm political preference.

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