IF PARLIAMENTARY elections had been held at the beginning of October, opposition party Smer would have taken 26.4 percent of the votes for a grand total of 46 parliamentary seats, according to a recent radio poll.
The survey, which sampled the opinions of 3,116 people, was conducted over the course of September 28 to October 4 by the Media Research Department. Only 20 percent of the respondents said they would not vote in the next election, or declared themselves undecided.
Receiving second place in the poll was another opposition party, Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), with 15.2 percent, followed by Mikulas Dzurinda’s ruling coalition party, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU), with 10.6 percent, according to the TASR news agency.
The Christian Democratic Movement also would have taken parliamentary seats, with 10.3 percent of the vote, along with the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) with 9.8 percent, and the opposition Slovak Communist Party (KSS) with 7.2 percent. The non-parliamentary Slovak National Party (SNS), which recently reunited, scored 6.5 percent.
Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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18. Oct 2004 at 12:14