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HZDS plummets in popularity polls

If HZDS leader Vladimír Mečiar had called for Prime Minister Robert Fico’s resignation last week, as he threatened to do, it could have been his definitive political downfall, the Sme daily wrote on November 19.

The latest public opinion surveys show the HZDS party is sharply plummeting in popularity. It is possible that it would not reach the five-percent threshold of votes parties need to reach to make it into parliament.

In an early November survey by the MVK agency, only 6.8 percent of respondents chose the HZDS, down 1.7 percent from October. Another survey from the Slovak Statistics Office shows the party losing three percent month-on-month, winning 8.6 percent of the vote.

The surveys were conducted before the land scandal involving the HZDS broke.

-SITA

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

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