Poll: All Parliamentary parties - except Communists - suffer drop in popularity


A new poll released by the STEM agency has revealed a drop in popularity for four out of five parties in Parliament, with the Communists the only party retaining steady numbers of 10.7 percent. According to the survey, all other parties, including the ruling Civic Democrats, would suffer a drop in votes. If an election were held today the opposition Social Democrats would come first with just over 30 percent of the ballot. The poll projects the ruling Civic Democrats would finish second at 24.2, followed by the Communists, then the Greens at 9.9 percent and the Christian Democrats at 5.3 percent. According to STEM, recent voter disillusionment has roots in last month’s presidential election, which divided parties backing different candidates.