Almost two thirds of the Romanians believe that they were better off before 1989 in Communism, and 41% of those interviewed said that if former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu would run for President they would vote him, an IRES survey reveals.

If almost one of two Romanians believe that Nicolae Ceausescu was a good leader, 67% of the respondents say that his wife, Elena, was a bad leader. 87% of those interviewed heard about the decision of the heirs to exhume the remains of the couple.

71% believe that Ceausescu did not deserve the punishment and 23% agree with the way his dictatorship ended. 63% of the respondeds said that they were better off in the Communism, 9% said they were just the same and 23% said that life was tougher in Communism.