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Pro-Russian Parties Would Win Early Elections in Moldova - Poll

The current pro-EU parliamentary majority is not inclined to go for early election despite a political crisis

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.

PartyPolitical leaderVotesSeats
PSRMIgor Dodon16.9%31.5%
Partidul NostruRenato Usatii14.8%27.6%
DAAndrei Nastase9.1%17.0%
PPEIurie Leanca6.5%12.1%
PDVlad Plahotniuc6.3%11.8%
Source: noi.md   

 

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