Bucharest, April 13 /Agerpres/ - More than 80 percent of Romanians say they would not vote for someone who is charged with or convicted of corruption in this June's local elections, according to findings of an INSCOP poll released on Wednesday.
Opinions differ over whether the mayors should be elected in one-round or two-round ballots.
As many as 38.3 percent of the respondents say that will not choose their next mayor against the incumbent or acting mayors, while 37.8 percent say they will; 19.8 percent of Romanians are undecided, while 4.1 percent chose I do not know/do not answer.
A majority of Romanians are intransigent when it comes to corruption, the poll reveals. Thus, asked if they chose as mayor someone charged with or convicted of corruption, even if not under a final and binding sentence, 82.6 percent of Romanians said no and just 8.4 percent said yes.
Asked how they would like to elect their mayors, 45 percent of the respondents said in a one-round ballot and 39.1 percent chose a two-round ballot, while 15.9 percent did not know/ did not answer.
The poll was commissioned by Adevarul media group and conducted by INSCOP Research, March 21-28, 2016, on a representative sample of 1,063 Romanians aged 18 years and over. The margin of error is plus/minus 3 percent, for an accuracy rate of 95 percent. The polling method was questionnaires filled in at the respondents' domicile. AGERPRES (RO - author: Cristina Tatu, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)
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