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Voters have clear ideas on post-election coalition

VOTERS have clear picture of which parties should cooperate with one another after the next election, the daily SME reported. They also know what the priority of the new cabinet should be.

A poll conducted by the MVK agency for the daily, found that about 40 of percent of respondents thinks the social issues should be the priority a new cabinet’s agenda.

Supporters of the current ruling coalition parties – the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), and Christian Democratic Union (KDH) want these parties to cooperate after the elections. Voters for the opposition Smer party do not have clear favourite partner for their party but most of them sympathize with the Free Forum (SF). Voters for the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia Party (HZDS) would wish Smer to become an HZDS partner.

Based on the poll Smer (9 percent) has the largest coalition potential. After Smer there are the Free Forum (6.2 percent), the KDH and the Slovak National Party (SNS) - each on 5.8 percent. The New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) has the least coalition potential, according to the poll. About 50 percent of respondents think the party they prefer should not cooperate with ANO under any circumstances.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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