Current political affairs in Kosova
- Fieldwork conducted between 14-20 November2008
- Sample size: 1,012 Albanian and minorities(without Serbs)
- Representative sample of the Kosovar population aged 18+ years
- 35-minute face-to-face interview, in-home of respondent
- Every fifth interview back-checked in the field
- Margin of error= ±3.1%
Most Important Priorities for the Government of Kosova
- Although cold seasons have already begun now and the problem of power supply is present, citizens’focus in terms of priorities for the Government of Kosova is more oriented towards rule of law (50%) and healthcare system (46%)
- The energy sector, together with education and public health continue to be considered as priorities for the Government of Kosova by one third of Kosovar citizens.
Relations with Countries in the Region
- Kosovar citizens prefer for Kosova to have very close and friendly relations, first of all with Albania. In the following group are Macedonia, Turkey, Montenegro and Slovenia. In the third group of countries are Croatia and Bosnia. Further, Kosovars prefer having a little more distanced relations with Bulgaria and Greece and very distanced relations with Serbia.
Trust in Institutions
- KPC and KPS continue to remain the most trusted institutions in Kosova. Mayors of municipalities also enjoy high levels of trust, keeping up the increasing trend. While the Kosova Assembly, the Government of Kosova and courts did notmark any changes, movement Vetëvendosje has marked an increase in its trust from 49% to 64%. On the other hand, trust in UNMIK Police has continued to fall.
Approval of Leaders
- President Sejdiu continues to be the most approved leader in Kosova. Very close to him remains ex-Prime Minister Agim Çeku, followed right after by the AAK leader, Ramush Haradinaj, who has marked a mild increase in his approval, followed by Prime Minister Thaçi. While approval of other leaders and personalities has remained relatively stable, an increase in their approval has been detected in the case of Albin Kurti, Veton Surroi andPeter Feith.
Voting Preferences for the Kosova Assembly
- The PDK-LDK government coalition continues to keep the position of thesetwo parties strong in the eyes of the Kosovar electorate. Currently,43% would vote for PDK and 27% would vote for LDK.
- On the other hand, AAK has marked a slight increase among the opposition from 16% to 18%, whereas AKR has dropped to 3%. LDD has marked a slight increase to 5% and ORA to 2%.
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