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Fico's Smer leads popularity chart

IN ITS SEPTEMBER poll, which surveyed 1,093 respondents, 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.)

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