GERB still most popular party
GERB continues to receive the highest support among the political parties. If an election took place today 23.8% of those certain to vote would support Boyko Borissov's party, according to a Market Links' survey of 1016 adults.
In second place comes WCC-DB with 17.2%. DPS would be the third political force with 12.1% support.
Sociologist Dobromir Zhivkov specified to BTV that only BSP would increase its presence in parliament in the event of early elections. 8.5% of those polled said they would vote for the socialists.
Borissov's Barcelonagate investigation was delayed
Prosecutor Stefan Hristov, who supervised Boyko Borissov's corruption cases, billed as Barcelonagate, should incur a penalty for delaying the case, according to the head of the Prosecutors' Office, Iliana Kirilova.
Kirilova claims Hristov delayed the Barcelonagate probe, only working on it when former chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev came into conflict with Borissov, shortly before Geshev was dumped.
In October, under the leadership of new chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov, the investigation against Borissov was terminated, while the money laundering probe was continued only for other people who financed the properties in Barcelona and Istanbul.
Peevski does not enjoy public trust
Delyan Peevski, chairman of the MRF parliamentary group, may have a high profile but this has not engendered public trust in him.
The Magnitskiy-sanctioned MP continues to have one of the lowest ratings among politicians in Bulgaria, with 8% declaring trust in him and 79% expressing distrust, according to a Market Links survey.