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Smer remains the most popular party

TWO years after the parliamentary elections, the party of Prime Minister Robert Fico, Smer, continues to enjoy the strongest support from voters. According to an opinion poll conducted by the MVK polling agency from the end of May to the beginning of June among 1,083 respondents, 38.5 percent said they would vote for Smer if elections were held this weekend, news wire SITA wrote.

TWO years after the parliamentary elections, the party of Prime Minister Robert Fico, Smer, continues to enjoy the strongest support from voters. According to an opinion poll conducted by the MVK polling agency from the end of May to the beginning of June among 1,083 respondents, 38.5 percent said they would vote for Smer if elections were held this weekend, news wire SITA wrote.

The opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) would receive 12.3 percent and the junior ruling coalition member Slovak National Party (SNS) would end up third with 11.5 percent. The Christian Democrats (KDH) would make it to Parliament with 9.2 percent of voters, as would the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) with 8.4 percent and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) with 8 percent.

Over 9 percent of respondents said they would not vote and 19.3 percent was undecided.

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