IF PARLIAMENTARY elections had taken place in early May, seven parties would have won seats in parliament. Most votes would have gone to the ruling Smer party, up to 34.6 percent, giving them 66 seats, according to the poll carried out by the Focus polling agency between May 6 and 13 on 1,037 respondents.

Sieť took 13.3 percent of the vote (25 seats) in the poll, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), supported by 9.9 percent of the respondents (19 seats). Ordinary People and Independent Personalities garnered 5.3 percent of the vote (10 seats), the same as the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ). Most-Híd and the Party of Hungarian Community also would have made it into parliament, with 5 percent each (10 seats each), the SITA newswire reported on May 20.

The New Majority-Agreement (NOVA) movement, however, would have remained outside of parliament’s doors, with 4.9 percent of the vote. The Slovak National Party (SNS) garnered only 4.3 percent from respondents, and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) took only 4.1 percent. People’s Party-Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) was supported by 3 percent of the respondents, the Communist Party of Slovakia by 1.6 percent and 99 Percent – Civic Vote by only 1 percent. Other parties would get less than 1 percent of the vote, SITA wrote.

The poll also showed that 18.7 percent would not vote in the elections, while 12.7 percent were undecided.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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