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Poll shows KDH ahead of SDKÚ

THE RULING Smer party would have won 38 percent of the votes if elections had been held in mid-March, according to the results of a telephone survey carried out by the Polis agency between March 13 and 16 on a sample of 1,280 respondents, the SITA newswire wrote. The next most popular party was the opposition Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), with 13.4 percent; the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) in third place, with 12.7 percent.

THE RULING Smer party would have won 38 percent of the votes if elections had been held in mid-March, according to the results of a telephone survey carried out by the Polis agency between March 13 and 16 on a sample of 1,280 respondents, the SITA newswire wrote. The next most popular party was the opposition Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), with 13.4 percent; the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) in third place, with 12.7 percent.

The poll also suggested that two new parties, SaS and Most-Híd, would have made it into parliament, garnering 8 percent and 6.7 percent respectively. The opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) polled 5.9 percent and the ruling-coalition member the Slovak National Party (SNS) 5.2 percent. Falling below the five-percent threshold required to qualify for seats in parliament was the third member of the current ruling coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), on 4.4 percent, and the Slovak Communist Party (KSS), on 1.3 percent, SITA wrote.


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