According to a recent survey carried out by the MVK agency, if a general election had taken place at the beginning of August, the main governing-coalition Smer-Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party would have won with 39.7 percent of the vote.
The poll, carried out between July 30 and August 6 on a sample of 1,111 respondents, showed that the main opposition SDKÚ-DS would have finished second on 15.5 percent, with the ethnic-Hungarian SMK third on 10.7 percent.
The Slovak National Party (SNS) was fourth on 10.5 percent, followed by LS-HZDS on 7.8 percent, and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 6.9 percent. The Slovak Communist Party (KSS) and the Green Party would have failed to reach the 5-percent-support threshold needed to win seats in parliament, gaining only 2.4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, 11 percent of the respondents said that they wouldn't have voted, while 16.2 percent replied that they wouldn’t have known who to vote for. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. Aug 2007 at 7:00