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|
|Partidul Nostru||Renato Usatii||14.8%||27.6%|
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