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April survey shows Smer ahead

According to a recent political opinion poll, had parliamentary elections in Slovakia taken place in April the biggest party would have been the opposition Smer party with 47 percent of all preferences. The survey was conducted from March 28 to April 24 by Median SK on a sample of 1,112 respondents aged 18 to 79. Compared to the situation a month earlier, Smer preferences rose by almost 4 percentage points from 43.2 percent, the SITA newswire reported, citing the poll.

According to a recent political opinion poll, had parliamentary elections in Slovakia taken place in April the biggest party would have been the opposition Smer party with 47 percent of all preferences. The survey was conducted from March 28 to April 24 by Median SK on a sample of 1,112 respondents aged 18 to 79. Compared to the situation a month earlier, Smer preferences rose by almost 4 percentage points from 43.2 percent, the SITA newswire reported, citing the poll.

Three of the ruling coalition parties lost support. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) came second in the poll with 15.7 percent, compared to 17.1 percent in March. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) got 9.9 percent, losing only 0.2 percent compared to the previous survey. Next came Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 7.7 percent, down from 9.9 in March.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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