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Poll shows support for referendum

A NEW survey showed that 56 percent of citizens would participate in the upcoming referendum on early elections scheduled for April 1.

For a referendum to be valid, at least 50 percent of voters must participate in the poll.

The Public Opinion Research Institute survey showed that 54 percent of respondents would agree to shorten the four-year term of the current parliament, a move that would result in new national elections, the Slovak daily Pravda wrote on February 21.

In response to political disputes over whether the result of the referendum would be binding for MPs, 71 percent of the respondents thought MPs should respect the outcome of the popular vote.

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