Moldova. Survey. Putin’s opinion is out front, 57%. Poroshenko and Obama – late in
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These are the results of a survey conducted by the Institute for Applied Political Studies (IAPS) in Moldova.
On November 30 parliamentary elections in Moldova will take place. Main tussle is expected between the political forces forming the ruling pro-European alliance, and the opposition left-wing parties (Communists and Socialists), who stand for Eurasian integration.
Participants of the telephone poll, conducted among 1.5 thousand, people were asked to answer how important for them is the opinion of various world leaders on political parties in Moldova.
The majority of respondents (57%) said that Putin’s opinion is important to them. The second place in this ranking took German Chancellor Angela Merkel with 47%. The third place took the leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko – he had 46%.
The top three politicians, whose opinion for the residents of Moldova “does not matter” opened Poroshenko with 52%, followed by Obama with 50%, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with 47%.
Meanwhile, 57% of respondents would like to see new people among Moldovan authorities and only 26% want to see the current leaders in power.
According to the IAPS study, the amount of people who stand for radical reforms, is slightly bigger than the amount of supporters of gradual reforms – the first position approve 47% of the population of the Republic, and the other 43%.