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Poll: Smer firmly in the lead

ACCORDING to a poll conducted by the Dicio agency between April 22 and May 5 on a sample of 1,631 respondents aged 18-79, if parliamentary elections had been held at the beginning of May, opposition party Smer would have won with 25.9 percent voter support.

The opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia ranked second with 14.5 percent support, followed by the non-parliamentary nationalist Slovak National Party with 9.5 percent, the SITA news agency wrote.

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