14 Oct 2022 17:27

Most people in Moldova do not support entry into NATO - poll

CHISINAU. Oct 14 (Interfax) - Less than a quarter of the Moldovan population supports Moldova's entry into NATO, according to the iData survey presented in Chisinau on Friday.

Moldova's entry into the alliance was backed by 22.8% of respondents, as against 24.4% in September.

Meanwhile, 58.3% of respondents said they wanted Moldova to enter into the European Union (the share stood at 60.8% in September, 53.8% in June, and 56.1% in May).

Moldova's unification with Romania is favored by 34.1% of respondents (vs. 34.6% in September).

Over 60% of respondents backed early parliamentary elections, and 37.1% spoke against.

As for hypothetical parliamentary elections of next Sunday, 19.7% would be ready to vote for the ruling party PAS, 17.1% would prefer the Shor Party, and 14.3% would choose the Party of Socialists. The other parties would not pass the 5% threshold. Meanwhile, 37.2% of respondents said they would not vote or were undecided.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu tops the rating of politicians with 17.2%, followed by Shor Party Chairman Ilan Shor (12.7%) and Honorary Chairman of the Party of Socialists Igor Dodon (12.4%). Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they did not trust any politicians.

The poll of 1,020 persons took place in 380 populated localities on October 4-10.