Fico's Smer leads popularity chart

In its September 1093-respondent poll, the Focus polling agency claimed that Robert Fico's Smer would win the elections with 23 percent (estimated at 22.3 percent in August) of the vote, news wire SITA reported.

Vladimír Mečiar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) comes in second with 17.5 percent (17.4 percent in August), and Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 9.2 percent (9 percent in August).

The Hungarian Coalition Party(SMK) would receive 9 percent (11.3 percent), followed by the Communists (KSS) with 8.7 percent (7.6 percent in August), and the New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) with 8.1 percent (10.3 percent in August). The Christian Democrats (KDH) would be expected to collect 7.8 percent (6.3percent in August.)

After its unification, the Slovak National Party (SNS) would also make it to parliament with 6.4 percent of the vote, surpassing the five-percent minimum requirement.

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

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