If the parliamentary general election had been held in April, the winner would have been Sme, the top coalition party, with 38.4 percent of the vote, according to a poll carried out by MEDIAN SK between March 29 and April 25 among 2,117 respondents, Jindřich Bardon of the agency told the TASR newswire on May 14.
The main opposition party, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), would have come second with 15.3 percent and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would finish third with 11.5 percent. The Slovak National Party (SNS) was next at 9.1 percent, the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) had 7 percent, and Freedom, and Solidarity (SaS) on 6.2 percent. No other party would have reached the 5-percent threshold required to gain seats in Parliament. The Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) would have come closest with 3.3 percent, followed by Most-Híd at 2.7 percent, the Slovak Communist Party (KSS) at 1.9 percent, and the Party of the Democratic Left (SDL) at 1.2 percent.
Only 34.7 percent of the respondents in the poll said they would definitely have voted.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. May 2010 at 14:00