Poll: 40 pct of Romanians willing to vote for female president




40 per cent of Romanians say they would be willing to vote a woman as Romania’s President, according to the findings of a poll commissioned and revealed yesterday by the National Council for Combating Discrimination, and conducted by IRES in November. Nevertheless, the majority of them would vote a man over 50 as the Romanian President. Most of the respondents said they would not vote a man under 35 years old for this position. Only 10 per cent of the polled people said they would be willing to cast their vote for people with different sexual orientations, while 14 per cent would vote for a Roma person and 15 per cent for an ethnic Hungarian. As for Romania’s administrative-territorial reorganization, 33 per cent believe this process will bring a positive change to the state institutions by turning them more effective, 32 per cent to the fight against discrimination, while 31 per cent consider the process will reduce bureaucracy. 77 per cent believe that things in Romania are heading in the wrong direction, according to the poll.

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