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Poll shows Smer remains dominant and SMK would return to parliament

If a parliamentary election had been held earlier this month, the Hungarian CoalitionParty (SMK) would return to parliament with eight seats after polling 5.3 percent in a survey conducted by the Focus polling agency among 1,004 respondents between September 6 and 13, the SITA newswire reported.

If a parliamentary election had been held earlier this month, the Hungarian Coalition
Party (SMK) would return to parliament with eight seats after polling 5.3 percent in a survey conducted by the Focus polling agency among 1,004 respondents between September 6 and 13, the SITA newswire reported.

Smer party retained the broadest level of support with 43.1 percent in the poll, 1.4 percentage points higher than the July survey and the party would take 70 seats in parliament. The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) would garner 12.8 percent, translating into 21 parliamentary mandates. Its popularity rose by 0.2 percentage points from July.

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) slipped from 11.7 percent in July to 9 percent in September, which would secure fifteen seats. The Slovak National party (SNS) increased its polling results from 5.8 percent to 8.5 percent and would have 14 MPs. Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party moved from 6.1 percent last month to 8 percent in September and would have 13 MPs. Most-Híd party dropped from 6.9 percent in July to 5.9 percent in September and would get nine members in parliament.

The poll found that 17.6 percent of those surveyed would not vote and 16.2 percent could not or did not say which party they would vote for. The popularity of political parties was calculated based on the answers given by the remaining 66.2 percent of the respondents who said they planned to vote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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