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Beňová leads EP elections popularity chart

THE LEADING candidate for Slovakia's June 13 elections to European Parliament is the Smer opposition party's deputy leader Monika Beňová, says a poll published on June 7.

Beňová would get 17.7 percent of preferential votes. Peter Sťastný, the ice hockey legend and top-placed candidate of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union party, would receive 13.8 percent, the news wire TASR wrote.

The Manager and Marketing Service agency carried out the poll on 1,000 respondents between May 24 and 31.

In the EP election, each voter will choose the ballot paper of one party or coalition of parties and then give a vote or votes to one or more of the candidates listed on the ballot.

The poll also showed the Movement for a Democratic Society opposition party's Sergej Kozlík in third place with 8.4 percent, followed by the co-ruling New Citizen’s Alliance (ANO) party's Eva Černá at 7.2 percent, and Jozef Heriban with 4.1 percent. Following were the co-ruling Christian Democratic Movement party's Anna Záborská with 3.3 percent, the co-ruling Hungarian Coalition Party's Edit Bauer with 3.3 percent, Smer's Boris Zala with 2.5 percent, and the Free Forum opposition party's Ivan Simko with 2.5 percent, and Petra Cancova with 2.3 percent.

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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