Ruling coalition Smer party would have won a general election with 35.1 percent of the votes had the election taken place in the latter half of April according to polling results released by the MVK agency on April 28, the TASR newswire reported. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) would have finished second with 11.7 percent support.
The survey, conducted between April 16 and 23 on a sample of 1,022 respondents, had the Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) party and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) very close behind with 11.6 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively. Fifth place would have gone to the Slovak National Party (SNS) at 6.2 percent, followed by the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) at 6 percent and the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) at 5.2 percent. The 5-percent threshold needed to win representation in parliament would also have been surpassed by Most-Híd party, polling 5.1 percent.
A total of 9.6 percent of those questioned said they would not vote while another 15.2 percent said they are undecided who to vote for or whether to take part, TASR wrote. If the results of the latest poll were extrapolated into the distribution of seats in parliament Smer would have 57 seats, SDKU, SaS and KDH each would have 19 MPs, SNS and SMK would have10 legislators each, and HZDS and Most-Hid would each have 8 MPs.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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29. Apr 2010 at 14:00