If parliamentary elections had been held by the end of February 2010, the leader of the ruling coalition, the Smer party would be the clear winner with 37.1 percent of the vote, the SITA newswire wrote.
Two opposition parties – the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the Christian Democrats (KDH) – would win 12.8 and 12.7 percent, respectively and would narrowly compete for the second position, a survey of conducted by the MVK agency between February 22 and March 1 revealed.
The agency surveyed 1,041 respondents. Seven political parties would make it to parliament, according to the survey outcome. The SaS party headed by Richard Sulík would win 9.2 percent, followed by the governing-coalition junior member HZDS with 6.6 percent.
Both parties representing ethnic Hungarians in Slovakia – SMK and Most-Hid – would make it to parliament as well, the SITA newswire said according to the survey. The SMK received six percent and Most-Hid 5.2 percent. The governing-coalition junior member Slovak National Party, SNS, gathered 4.9 percent - the result narrowly below the 5-percent threshold for entry into parliament.
Smer would win 62 parliamentary seats, SDKÚ 22, KDH 21, SaS 15, HZDS 11, SMK 10 and Most-Híd 9. However, with these results, the current three-party coalition of Smer, HZDS and SNS, would not be able to create a majority, the Sme daily wrote on March 9.
Almost 12 percent of those polled said they would not come to the polls while over 16 percent were undecided on whom they would vote for. SITA, Sme
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Mar 2010 at 14:00