Bulgarians at large trust GERB and the government “Borisov”
According to the nation-wide research of NCION, 72% of the Bulgarian citizens look forward to the government of GERB, while 18% expressed their concern.
Half of the interviewed citizens evaluate the first steps of the government of GERB in August as successful. Five times less are the people that define the governmental decisions as unsuccessful. Followers of the previous government are dominant among the pessimists.
About 40% of the Bulgarians are still unsure about the matter, mostly the youngest or the eldest voters. 63% of the adult Bulgarians state that they are happy with the results from the elections for the 41st National assembly. Naturally, the followers of GERB, RZS, the Blue coalition and Ataka are the happiest.
The results from the vote are best received by the people under 50 years, and the urban people. According to the research, the current schedule of the government fits the way society imagine the priorities of the government should be.
Priority number one, according to public opinion, is the struggle against corruption on all levels of the government of Bulgaria. This is such a dominant opinion for Bulgarians – 48%, that it eclipses even the economic crisis, a governmental priority for 36% of the citizens.
These results make it clear that corruption in the government is seen as an internal problem that can be fixed through strong will and decisive actions by the new government.
For the electorate of the “Coalition for Bulgaria”, dealing with the economic crisis remains the most important priority of the current government.
People seem to realize that dealing with the economic crisis is a global problem that can be dealt with by thwarting the corruption practices in Bulgaria.
The government of the prime minister Boiko Borisov began working with the highest percentage of approval among all governments of this period. The high expectations pose a risk for the government of GERB, which now bears a huge responsibility to their followers.