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January 16, 2022

Central Bank governor, most trusted politician, opinion poll says

The most trusted Romanian public figure is the governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isarescu – 46 per cent, followed by the president of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Crin Antonescu – 41 per cent, and the mayor of Bucharest, Sorin Oprescu – 36 per cent. The president of the Social-Democrat Party (PSD), Victor Ponta, boasts 35 per cent, followed by Corneliu Vadim Tudor – 26 per cent, according to a poll run by the Sociological Research and Branding Company (CCSB), published by Antena 3. Basescu secured only 13 per cent, while Emil Boc was awarded 11 per cent. If parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, PSD would get 37 per cent of the votes. PNL ranks second – 27 pc – one of the highest scores that the Liberals have got in polls since its founding, while PDL amounted to 17 per cent. The National Union for Romanian Progress was awarded only 1 pc. If, as far as parties are concerned, PNL lags behind PSD, the ranking is reversed when it comes to the two parties’ presidential candidates. Antonescu got 34 per cent, Ponta 24 per cent, and the Greater Romania Party (PRM) leader, Corneliu Vadim Tudor, ranks third. The TV host Dan Diaconescu rose to 10 per cent in the polls, while the UNPR leader, Cristian Diaconescu, claims 5 per cent.

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