The highest percentage of Romanians, 41 per cent, would vote the Liberal Crin Antonescu for president if elections were held next Sunday, 15 per cent would opt for the Social-Democrat Victor Ponta, and 13 per cent would give their vote to the present head of state, Traian Basescu, according to a poll conducted by the Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy (IRES), between February 2 and 3, Realitatea.net reports. The next positions were claimed by Dan Diaconescu – 12 pc, Corneliu Vadim Tudor – 7 pc, Gigi Becali, Hunor Kelemen or any other candidate – 4 pc. According to IRES, if parliamentary elections were held next Sunday, the highest number of Romanians would vote for the Social Democratic Party (PSD) – 31.1 pc, 26.8 pc would opt for the National Liberal Party + the Conservative Party (PNL+PC), and 18.2 pc – for the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL). At the same time, the People’s Party would collect 7.9 per cent of votes, the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) – 6.8 pc, and the Greater Romania Party (PRM) – 3.6 pc. The New Generation Party (PNG) would secure 0.5 per cent of votes, and the National Union for Romanian Progress (UNPR) – 0.3 pc. 4.9 pc of the respondents would vote for another party.