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Smer still number 1

IF PARLIAMENTARY elections had been held at the end of January, the opposition Smer party would have won with 28.2 percent support.

This is according to a poll carried out by the MVK agency January 18 to 24 on a sample of 1,127 respondents.

The opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) ranked second with 14.8 percent, followed by the ruling Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) with 12.6 percent.

The ruling Social Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would gain 9.3 and 8.6 percent respectively, the SITA news agency reported.

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