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Smer leads popularity charts

ACCORDING to the latest Focus poll, Robert Fico's Smer party continues to lead the popularity charts with the support of 27 percent of those polled. The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia comes second with 21.6 percent, followed by the Hungarian Coalition Party with 11.2 percent, the news wire SITA wrote.

The Christian Democratic Movement took 6.8 percent and the Communist Party took 6.7 percent, both surpassing the 5 percent minimum required to enter parliament in elections. The party of newly elected president Ivan Gašparovič, the Movement for Democracy, would also make it to parliament with 6.2 percent.

Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union would get only 5.5 percent and the New Citizen's Alliance would get 5 percent.

Ivan Simko's Free Forum would score only 1.8 percent.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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