28 November 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Next Parliament to have four factions - barometer

The next Parliament of Moldova is going to have only 4 factions - of the Communist Party, Liberal Party, Democratic Party, and Liberal Democratic Party, according to the Public Opinion Barometer poll, carried out recently by the Institute for Political Researches and presented in Chisinau today.
INFOTAG, 20 July 2009, 19:05

Chisinau, July 20 ( INFOTAG ). The Barometer was held on June 26 through July 10 and covered 1,534 people. The poll authors said its error did not exceed 2.5%.

The poll showed that had the parliamentary elections been held on the nearest Sunday, the ruling Communist Party would receive 31.1% (last March, the figure was 36.5%), the Liberal Party - 13.2% (8.2%), the Democratic Party - 9.6% (0.7%), and the Liberal Democratic Party - 7.2% (8.3%).

The Moldova Noastra Alliance would receive only 2.6%, the Social Democratic Party - 1%, and the Christian Democratic Popular Party - 0.9%.

Asked "Which party you will not vote for in whatever case?" twenty-two percent pollsters stated they would never vote for the Communist Party, 12.8% - for the MNA, 10.2% - for the LDPM, 9.5% - for the Liberal Party, 9.2% - for the CDPP, and 3.6% - for the DP.

Almost every 4th respondent presumes the early parliamentary elections were vitally necessary for Moldova, and 22.8% - vice versa.

Forty-three percent interviewed people stated the April 5 elections were neither free nor correct, and nearly the same proportion of people had a diametrically different opinion.

The poll revealed that nearly 80% citizens of Moldova will go to the polls on July 29, and only 5% stated they would not.

Last April 5, only four political parties won seats in the Parliament of Moldova - the Communist, Liberal, Liberal Democratic parties and the Moldova Noastra Alliance. The Democrats polled 2.97%. Then, the electoral barrier was 6%, and presently - 5%.


Chisinau, July 20 ( INFOTAG ). By means of its public opinion polls, the Institute of Public Policies simply manipulates the public opinion, maintains Moldova Noastra Alliance leader Serafim Urechean.

He stated at a news conference today that the Institute of Public Policies had always infringed on the Alliance's interests and political image "but fortunately the IPP findings or forecasts have never come true".

Urechean stressed IPP findings invariably differ substantially from the results received recently by other analogous institutions such as e.g. the Moldovan Association of Sociologists and Demographers and the Gallup. The latest Gallup poll, for instance, showed that the Moldova Noastra Alliance is going to win 11-12% on July 29, "and this figure tends to be growing each day".

The MNA leader believes the Institute of Public Policies is working for the Communists, so its opinion polls should not be taken seriously.

Urechean even offered a bet to the IPP: if the MNA wins mandates in the next Moldovan Parliament, the Institute of Public Policies should swear


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