Pro-Russian parties would win early elections in Moldova - poll

By bne IntelliNews January 20, 2016

The Socialist Party (PSRM) and its ally Partidul Nostru would get nearly 60% of seats in parliament in would-be early elections in Moldova, according to a poll released by the Association for Sociology and Demography, which took place between January 8-16. Only five parties would meet the 6% threshold needed to enter parliament.

Notably, neither the Liberal Party (PL), currently part of the parliamentary majority struggling to form a government, nor the Liberal Democrat Party (PLDM) of former prime minister Vlad Filat, who is currently under arrest amid corruption allegations, would meet the 6% parliamentary threshold.

Of the polled persons, 65% wanted early elections while 23% were against.

The new party of the civic platform DA (Dignity and Truth) would get 17.0% of the seats while the European Popular Party of former Prime Minister Iurie Leanca would get 12.1%. The pro-European parties would thus get just half of the vote of the pro-Russian parties.

The Democrat Party of Marian Lupu, but de facto headed by vice-president Vlad Plahotniuc, would barely meet the 6% threshold in would-be early elections.

The poll on the credibility enjoyed by politicians is consistent with the poll on parties. The Socialst Parties' Igor Dodon received 15.2% of the votes when the polled sample was asked about their most trusted politician. Renato Usatii (Partidul Nostru) followed with 14.9%. The third most trusted politician was former education minister Maia Sandu (9.4%), who is expected to launch her own political party.

Party main political leader votes seats
PSRM Igor Dodon 16.9% 31.5%
Partidul Nostru Renato Usatii 14.8% 27.6%
DA Andrei Nastase 9.1% 17.0%
PPE Iurie Leanca 6.5% 12.1%
PD Vlad Plahotniuc 6.3% 11.8%
Source: noi.md      

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