Promo-LEX survey // 53% support the chane of the electoral system. 23% want to keep the current one
Most of Moldovan citizens wish to change the electoral system of the Parliamentary elections and the election of deputies in uninominal constituencies. That is the conclusion from the data of a post-election sociological study, conducted by IMAS on demand of Promo-LEX.
Thus, only 23% of respondents exhibited will to maintain the existing proportional voting system for parliamentary elections, while 32% urges the introduction of the uninominal system, and 21% - mixed voting system.
12% of people choose a current proportional system by introducing open lists, while 12% could not answer the question.
When asked to what extent the elections for the President were free and fair, the majority gave a negative answer. Thus, 19% say that the elections were not free and fair at all, and 38% said that in a very limited extent.
On the other hand, 34% said that the presidential election "largely" was conducted free and fair, and 5% - "very much".
According to respondents, to improve the political life in the country, it is necessary a more severe punishment of the media for biased coverage of information during election campaigns (77%), the mandatory introduction of a course on civics and politics in colleges and universities (63%), frequent referendums organizing locally/national (62%), impose the church and priests for involvement in supporting certain candidates or parties in elections (54%).
The most criticized performance was of the Government and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration for the way how the elections were conducted abroad (55% dissatisfaction - 30% satisfaction); the courts which examined the electoral disputes generated 50% of dissatisfaction and 33% of satisfaction. The Constitutional Court and the CEC generated both 46% of dissatisfaction, while the first subject has gathered 35% positive perceptions, and the second concerned institution - 40% positive perception. The most balanced report registered the General Inspectorate of Police - 42% of dissatisfaction and another 41% of satisfaction.
The survey was conducted between February 12th to March 2nd, on a sample of 1203 respondents, aged over 18 years.
The full study can be accessed below: