If the parliamentary elections were to be held along with the presidential elections, DUI would have the highest ratings among the ethnic Albanians with 18.8 %, shows that polls organized by the Institute for Public Policy and Good Governance (IPPGG). They are followed by the Alliance of the Albanians for whom 14.2% of the people would have given their support for. Afrim Gashi’s BESA (now using the name ALternative) and Bilal Kasami’s BESA have equal ratings of 5 % and 2.8% would vote for SDSM.
„I won’t vote“ was the answer that 32.5 of the people gave, and the 15.3 % of the people decided not to choose any of the parties.
More than half of the people i.e. 57% think that the Albanian political parties should come out with a joint candidate at the presidential elections.
The polls show that in the second round of the presidential elections if they were supposed to choose between presidential candidates by SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, the ruling party would have been supported by 31.7% while VMRO-DPMNE 1.6%.
34.1 % of the participants have replied “none of any of the parties” while 32.6 % have said, “I don’t know.”
The polls were carried out by telephone in the period between 7-10 February 2019 to a selection of 800 members of the Albanian ethnic community.