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Election survey finds 38.5 percent support for SMER party

The strongest ruling coalition party, SMER, would win parliamentary elections with support of more than one in three voters, according to a public opinion survey carried out by the agency FOCUS from August 4 to 11 on a representative sample of 1,038 Slovak residents over the age of 18, the TASR newswire wrote.

The strongest ruling coalition party, SMER, would win parliamentary elections with support of more than one in three voters, according to a public opinion survey carried out by the agency FOCUS from August 4 to 11 on a representative sample of 1,038 Slovak residents over the age of 18, the TASR newswire wrote.

The survey participants were asked how they would vote if elections were held in August. Of those who would participate in the elections, 38.5 percent gave their vote to SMER, 14.3 percent to the opposition SDKU and 9.9 percent to the opposition KDH party. Eighteen percent of those polled said they would not participate in the elections and 17.8 percent said they did not know who they would support.

Ruling coalition member SNS would garner 8.5 percent and the third coalition partner HZDS would capture 6.8 percent. Opposition party SMK would enjoy the support of only 6.3 percent of respondents and the newly-established MOST-HID party would win the support of 5.2 percent people. Other parties did not make it to five percent threshold needed to enter parliament.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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