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Croatia's populist party Living Wall wins more support: survey

Xinhua,December 08, 2017 Adjust font size:

ZAGREB, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Croatia's anti-establishment Living Wall party is the only one in the country whose support is growing, Croatian National Television reported on Thursday, referring to the latest Promocija plus survey.

According to the survey that was conducted between Dec. 1 and 5, the ruling center-right party -- Croatian Democratic Union -- is still the most popular party in the country (30.08 percent support, compared to 31.3 percent last month), and it could be a relative winner of the election.

Social Democrats who are the biggest opposition party, enjoy 22.3 percent support, which is a half point decline since November, according to the survey.

Living Wall has become the third strongest party in the country with 11 percent support, compared to 7.5 percent last month.

Living Wall is a populist party whose roots are in a movement formed to stop seizures of homes. It won eight out of 151 seats in the elections in September 2016.

According to the latest survey, "No One" is still the most popular politician in the country. This is the fourth month in a row that most people (21.5 percent) couldn't single out the most positive politician but said that "No One" is popular.

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is the second most popular (20.6 percent) politician, while Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic is holding the third place with 11.2 percent.

At the same time, Plenkovic is the most negative politician (21.5 percent), while the second place is shared by "all politicians", a special category that 12.9 percent of citizens chose in the survey.

In this month's survey, 74 percent of respondents believe that the Republic of Croatia is heading in the wrong direction, compared to 76.8 percent in November. The government enjoys more support now (33.6 percent) than last month (30.1 percent). Enditem