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September 24, 2021

PSD close to 40 pc in new poll

Opposition Social-Democrats seem to make considerable gains in the polls recently, being credited with 38.5 per cent of vote intentions, according to a survey by the Infopolitic Centre for Studies and Research, ordered by Realitatea TV. The survey, conducted between November 19 and 23, shows that PSD is followed by the National Liberal Party, with 24.2 per cent, while the ruling Democrat liberals would come third, with 16.3 per cent. OTV owner Dan Diaconescu’s People’s Party would gain 6 per cent of votes in possible legislative elections, while the Greater Romania Party and the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania would gain a little over five per cent.

As for people’s confidence in politicians and political figures, the most trusted remains central bank governor Mugur Isarescu, with 45 per cent. PSD leader Victor Ponta is next with 30 per cent, followed by PNL leader Crin Antonescu – 28 per cent, ex President Ion Iliescu – 23 per cent and former PM Adrian Nastase – 22 per cent, the survey reveals. Senate Speaker Mircea Geoana and National Union for Romania Progress honourary president Cristian Diaconescu each garnered 20 per cent in the list of most popular politicians. Leading PDL members and President Traian Basescu close the list, as follows: Vasile Blaga – 15 per cent, Basescu – 10 per cent, Elena Udrea – 8 per cent and PM Emil Boc – 6 per cent.

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