Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Radical Party of Serbia continues to lead populartiy polls

BELGRADE -- If elections were to be held in Serbia tomorrow, 34.2 per cent of the population would vote for the Radical Party of Serbia. According to a survey done by the Marten Board International agency, the Democratic Party is the second most popular political option in Serbia, with 25.2 per cent of the citizens’ support.

According to the agency’s Director Marko Davidovic, 13.8 per cent would vote for the Democratic Party of Serbia, the Socialist Party of Serbia would receive 5.7 per cent, New Serbia 4.2 per cent, and the Serbian Renewal Movement would get 3.7 per cent of the vote. According to the survey, the most popular politician in Serbia is Radical Party Deputy President Tomislav Nikolic, who is supported by 30.8 per cent of Serbian citizens, with Serbian President and Democratic Party leader Boris Tadic trailing right behind with 27.1 per cent of the vote. Democratic Party of Serbia leader and Serbian Prime Minister, Vojislav Kostunica, has 15.8 per cent of the Serbian people’s support.

The survey was conducted in between March 20 – 27, with 1,300 citizens surveyed on the territory of Serbia, excluding Kosovo. According to Davidovic, while 74.1 per cent of the population supports becoming a member country of the European Union, only 13.3 per cent support complete cooperation with the Hague Tribunal.

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