6 Dec 2017 18:58

Moldovan President Dodon tops public trust ranking, PR Filip third

CHISINAU. Dec 6 (Interfax) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon is first in the ranking of public trust among the country's politicians, according to a poll described at a press conference in Chisinau on Wednesday by the Association of Sociologists and Demographers of Moldova, which conducted the poll.

According to the poll, 50.2% of respondents have confidence in Dodon. He is followed by the leader of the right-wing opposition Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS), Maia Sandu, with 31.8%, Prime Minister Pavel Filip with 23.1%, leader of the Platform DA party Andrei Nastase with 20.2%, Communist Party leader Vladimir Voronin with 17.6%, leader of the Socialist Party Zinaida Greceanii with 15.66%, and leader of the ruling Democratic Party Vlad Plahotniuc.

If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, only the Socialist Party, PAS, and Democratic Party would be elected.

According to the poll, 51.2% of those who have made their choice would vote for Socialists, 25.9% for PAS, and 6.9% for Democrats.

The electoral threshold is 6%. Therefore, the election of Platform DA, which has the support of 4.8% of voters, falls within the boundaries of the margin of error.

The poll indicated that other parties with seats in parliament would not clear the barrier. Thus, only 2.3% of respondents are ready to vote for Communists, 1.9% for the European People's Party, 1.2% for the Liberal Party, and 1% for the Liberal-Democratic Party.

Turnout in the election could exceed 80%, as 54% said they will definitely take part in the voting, and 26.3% are likely to. Some 7% doubt they will take part, and 3.9% said they won't go.

The poll was conducted between November 20 and December 2 and involved 1,181 respondents in 79 towns and communities. The margin of error is 3%.