Romania’s voting time for EP: INSCOP study about local elections

Newsroom 16/05/2014 | 16:57

Research company INSCOP has made a study about the future elections for the European Parliament, putting the electoral alliance of the Social Democratic Party, National Union for the Progress of Romania and Conservative Party in the top preferences of those who are going to vote on May 25 with a percentage of 40.7, situating on the second place the National Liberal Party with 16.9 percent. The third place is occupied by the Liberal Democrat Party, with 11.3 percent. The eight independent candidates will be voted by only 0.5 percent of the population, according to the study.

On May 15, Agerpres newswire wrote that Democratic Liberal Party (PDL, in opposition) Vice President Ioan Oltean claims that in the last poll ran by the party before the European Parliament elections of May 25 the Democratic Liberals are behind the PSD, one percent ahead of the PNL. “We have a target that is around the 20-21 percent. We know we’re not far from this level. We had an opinion poll, that we made public this week, it’s our own poll, we know exactly where we’re situated according to this poll, what we must do further so that on May 25 we get what we proposed for ourselves. (…) In that poll we are second in the political party hierarchy after PSD and one percent ahead of PNL. We believe it is an objective poll, realist, that was not made to lie to us. It is our own poll. (…) In this poll, PDL is rated at 16 percent, PNL at 15 percent and PSD at 38 percent. Please note that in what regards PSD, at least, our polls coincide with other opinion polls, which means that it is true in what regards the situating of PDL, PNL and the People’s Movement, [the latter of] which is situated in this poll at around 9 percent”, said Oltean on Thursday at Radio France Internationale (RFI), quoted by Agerpres.

INSCOP research company has interviewed 1056 persons from 78 localities, between May 1-7. 32 percent of the respondents will go to vote on May 25, while 28.9 percent answered “probably yes”. In addition, 17.3 percent aren’t sure and 9.6 percent responded “no”.

Oana Vasiliu

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