Poll: Current governing parties would be able to form new coalition

Less than half of the Slovak electorate would have gone to the polls had a general election taken place in late October, according to an MVK poll published on Wednesday, November 2.

Less than half of the Slovak electorate would have gone to the polls had a general election taken place in late October, according to an MVK poll published on Wednesday, November 2.

Roughly four months ahead of the actual election (March 10), only 43.9 percent said unequivocally that they would have taken part in a vote, the TASR newswire wrote. The opposition Smer party came first in the survey, with 37.5 percent, followed by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) on 11.6 percent, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 10.9 percent, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 9.5 percent, and Most-Híd on 8.2 percent.

No other party would have received more than the 5 percent needed to get into parliament. The Slovak National Party (SNS), currently in opposition, would not have received enough votes; nor would Igor Matovič's Ordinary People, Vladimír Mečiar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) or the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK).

If repeated in an election, the results would have left the current four governing parties with 78 MPs in parliament – just enough to form a government – while Smer would have received 72 seats.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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