According to the latest opinion poll carried out by the MVK polling agency, the Smer party would have emerged with the largest number of seats in parliament had a general election been held in Slovakia in November. It attracted the preferences of 35.6 percent of respondents, Pavel Haulík from MVK told the TASR newswire on Tuesday, November 30. Smer is currently the largest party in parliament, but is not part of the government.
The poll, which was carried out between November 15 and 22 on a sample of 1,120 respondents, showed that largest party in the current governing coalition, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), would have come second on 16.8 percent, followed by Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 9.7 percent, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 8.7 percent, Most-Híd on 8.3 percent, and the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 5 percent. The ethnic-Hungarian SMK would have just failed to return to Parliament, with 4.9 percent. Support for other parties was as follows: Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) 3.4 percent; the Communist Party of Slovakia (KSS) 2.2 percent; Green Party 1.8 percent; and the Party of the Democratic Left (SDĽ) 1.3 percent. According to the results, Smer would have gained 63 seats in the House, followed by the SDKÚ with 30, SaS with 17, KDH with 16, Most-Hid with 15, and SNS with nine.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Dec 2010 at 14:00