Communists out

Were Slovakia’s general elections to have taken place last Saturday (June 10), the party Smer would have won the elections with 30.4 percent of the votes. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) would have placed second with 11.4 percent followed by the Christian Democratic Party (KDH) with 10.2 percent, the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) with 10.1 percent, and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) with 9 percent. The Slovak National Party (SNS) with 8.3 percent and the Free Forum (SF) with 7.5 percent also would have made it into parliament. However, the Communist Party (KSS) would not have reached the threshold of 5 percent and would not enter parliament. The KSS would have received 4.8 percent of votes.

The results are based on a pre-election poll conducted by MVK for the daily Pravda. The estimated turnout would have reached 54 percent at the maximum.

The 600-respondent poll took place between June 3 and June 8.

According to the poll, Smer would have received 52 seats in the Slovak parliament, the SDKÚ 20, the KDH 18, the HZDS 7, the SMK 16, the SNS 14, and the SF 13.

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

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