If the parliamentary elections in Slovakia were held in October, seven political parties would be in the new parliament, the SITA newswire reported.
The ruling party Smer of PM Robert Fico remains the strongest political party in Slovakia with 42.3 percent support, up 3 percentage points from the previous month. The opposition SDKU came in second being favored by 12 percent of those polled. Another opposition party, the KDH enjoyed 10 percent support. Ruling coalition member the SNS would win 8 percent support. The opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) would end up fifth with 6.1 percent. Another partner in the ruling coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) and the Most-Hid established by SMK renegades would gain 5.2 percent each.
The MVK survey took place between October 15 and October 26 on a representative sample of 1,036 respondents. According to the results of the survey, Smer would win 71 deputy mandates, the SDKU 20, and the KDH 17. The SNS would receive 14 mandates, the SMK 10 and the parties HZDS and Most-Hid would have nine representatives each in parliament. SITA
Compiled by Michaela Stanková from press reports
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