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: