Most Serbs Support New Govt, Poll Shows

A new poll suggests people are broadly satisfied with the work of the government after its first 100 days.Some 31 per cent of Serbian citizens support the government in part, 27 per cent support it fully, while 30 per cent do not support it at all, according to a survey published on November 6. The poll was conducted by the Faktor Plus agency.

The results show that 38 per cent believe the government is moving overall in the right direction, while 26 per cent believe it is doing a bad job.

The survey was conducted on a sample of 1,150 people in late October and early November, concerning the first 100 days of the new government.

Aleksandar Vucic, the First Deputy Prime Minister in charge of corruption, was voted the cabinet’s best-liked figure, winning 4 points on average on a scale of 1 to 5. He was followed by the Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, who scored 3.5.

A total of 45 per cent of those polled said they believed the cabinet was stable, while 8 per cent said that they thought that it might collapse soon.

The poll showed that the ruling Serbian Progressive Party is the country’s strongest party with the support of 32.6 per cent of those polled, followed by the opposition Democratic Party, which was on 17.3 per cent.

The coalition of the Socialist Party of Serbia, the Party of United Pensioners of Serbia and the United Serbia Party, which is part of the coalition government, came third on 14.2 per cent.

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