Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Prime Minister Fico’s Smer party leads in polls

The governing coalition’s Smer party comes out as the voters’ top preference in next year’s national elections even though it keeps losing some support, as shown by the most recent opinion poll carried out between April 13 and May 10 by the Median SK polling agency in which 46.4 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Smer, the SITA newswire reported.

The governing coalition’s Smer party comes out as the voters’ top preference in next year’s national elections even though it keeps losing some support, as shown by the most recent opinion poll carried out between April 13 and May 10 by the Median SK polling agency in which 46.4 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Smer, the SITA newswire reported.

Smer’s junior coalition partner, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) saw its numbers fall to 7.8 percent from the 9.1 percent it had received a month before.

Of the three governing coalition parties, only the Slovak National Party (SNS) witnessed its preference rising among those surveyed, by one percent to 11.8 percent.

The opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) ranked second after Smer, with a significantly stronger position in this poll. While a month ago 12.6 percent of the respondents said they would vote for the party, the most recent results show 15.9 percent of the respondents favouring SDKU.

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) was favoured by 9.4 percent of the respondents and the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) received only 6 percent support in this poll, in contrast to its 7.2 percent a month ago.

According to the poll, 11.4 percent of the voters do not know which party they would vote for and 37.4 percent say they are sure they would not cast a ballot at all, SITA reported. SITA

Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.