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Poll indicates SDKÚ has support just above the threshold to enter parliament

The centre-right Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party, chaired by Mikuláš Dzurinda, is polling just above the threshold required to enter parliament with 5.3 percent support among the electorate according to a poll conducted by Prieskumy, a new polling agency, the SITA newswire reported.

The centre-right Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) party, chaired by Mikuláš Dzurinda, is polling just above the threshold required to enter parliament with 5.3 percent support among the electorate according to a poll conducted by Prieskumy, a new polling agency, the SITA newswire reported.

Smer party was the most popular party according to this poll, with 41.5 percent support. The poll confirmed the leading position of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) among centre-right parties at 10.8 percent.

Most-Híd party drew support from 8.2 percent of those polled; Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party drew 5.9 percent; and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities had 5.6 percent support.

SDKÚ, which is the largest member of the outgoing four-party coalition, is the final party that would make it to parliament and no other party would garner the necessary 5 percent according to the poll.

Smer would be able to form a one-party government with 81 seats in parliament, according to this poll. KDH would have 21 MPs, Most-Híd 16 while SaS and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities would take 11 seats each and SDKÚ would have10 seats.

The polling agency surveyed 1,024 respondents in a structured interview in the last week of January, SITA wrote. A total of 39.4 percent of those polled would definitely cast their ballots and 31.1 percent said they were inclined to vote while the remaining 29.5 percent were inclined not to vote or did not have a choice of a political party.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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