Vote 2010: Smer remains the largest party in parliament; junior coalition partner drops out

The Smer party has maintained its position as the largest party in the Slovak Parliament following elections held on June 12. Votes have been counted in 70.38 percent of election precincts.

The Smer party has maintained its position as the largest party in the Slovak Parliament following elections held on June 12. Votes have been counted in 70.38 percent of election precincts.

Smer leads with 36.06 percent, giving the party 64 seats in parliament, followed by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) on 15.13 percent with 27 seats, according to the Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic, which has been publishing preliminary results as returns from each precinct arrive.

Third is the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 12.18 percent gaining thus 22 seats, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), which has so far received 8.88 percent; 16 seats.

Other parties on course to pass the five percent threshold and thus enter parliament, based on the official preliminary results, are: Most-Híd getting 6.97 percent with 12 seats. The Slovak National Party (SNS) comes next with 5.23 percent with 9 seats.

However, preliminary results with 70.38 percent of the votes counted suggest that Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS)– 4.36 percent and Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), on just 3.57 percent, will not make it into parliament.

Smer and SNS would get 73 seats while an eventual coalition of SDKÚ, KDH, SaS and Most-Híd would have 77 seats in parliament.

Source: www.statistics.sk


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