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Macedonian citizens’ trust for Nikola Gruevski is double than the one for Zoran Zaev

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Macedonian citizens’ trust for VMRO-DPMNE leader, Nikola Gruevski, is double than the one for SDSM leader, Zoran Zaev. 20.9 percent of all respondents have said that they trust Nikola Gruevski, while 10.2 percent said they trust Zoran Zaev, the new poll conducted by the Brima Galup research agency, at the request of weekly magazine Republika, shows.

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The difference is even bigger with Macedonian respondents. 30.8 percent trust Nikola Gruevski, and only 12.1 percent trust Zoran Zaev.

Renowned independent research agency of public opinion, “Brima Gallup”, which works for the International Republican Institute (IRI) based in Washington, at the request and in cooperation with the weekly magazine “Republika”, from May 29 to May 12, 2016 conducted a field survey for the opinion of citizens in regard to issues related to the current political topics, where 1,006 respondents aged over 18 were polled.

Given the fact that in all the previous elections, the ethnic Albanians in Macedonia almost hundred percent voted for the political parties of the Albanian political campus, we are publishing the results of a survey that are referring to the opinion of the Macedonians. At the same time, Macedonian voters in elections in most rates provide their support to VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, the research is generally directed to the issues relating to these two political parties, except for the answers to the question about the ratings of the political parties, where apart from the Macedonian electorate it was taken into account the overall opinion of all ethnic groups (Macedonians, Albanians, Turks, Serbs, Roma, Vlachs, Bosniaks and others) in order to get a realistic portrayal of the opinion of the citizens of all relevant political parties in the country.