Poll shows Smer would win elections in April

THE OPPOSITION Smer party would have won parliamentary elections if they had been held at the beginning of April, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Statistics Bureau's Institute for Public Opinion Research (UVVM).

The agency interviewed 1,278 respondents between April 1 and April 10.

Smer would have taken 32.4 percent of the vote, while the second-place opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia would have captured the support of 14.3 percent, the SITA news agency wrote.

The ruling Hungarian Coalition Party came in third in the poll with 10.6 percent support.

The ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) of PM Mikuláš Dzurinda got 9.7 percent and the Christian Democratic Movement 9.4 percent. The non-parliamentary Slovak National Party was supported by 8.4 percent of respondents while the Free Forum led by SDKÚ defector Zuzana Martináková gained 6.4 percent.

No other party would have reached the 5 percent threshold for winning seats in parliament.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov