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Dzurinda least trusted, HZDS tops party popularity

According to a recent poll by the MVK agency, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda is the least trusted politician in the country, with 47.5% of respondents expressing no faith in him. The three leaders of the main opposition parties - Vladimír Mečiar of the HZDS, Anna Malíková of the SNS and Robert Fico of Smer - are the most trusted.

The agency on September 13 also released the results of another poll it had carried out from September 4 to 11 on a representative group of 1,126 people. Opposition parties enjoyed 35.9% support, non-parliamentary parties 29.2%, and the parties of the current ruling coalition 35.8%, down from about 60% in their 1998 election victory. The HZDS opposition party topped the ranks with 28.5% support.

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