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Poll: Smer would win election, New Majority would garner 3.2 percent

If the general election took place in November, Smer would win by a wide margin, a poll by the Polis Slovakia agency found. Smer would get 43.1 percent of the vote (and 82 chairs), followed by the right-wing Ordinary People and Independent Personalities with 8 percent and 15 chairs. The SITA newswire quoted a poll made by Polis for the TA3 news TV channel between November 2 and 12 with 1,410 respondents.

If the general election took place in November, Smer would win by a wide margin, a poll by the Polis Slovakia agency found. Smer would get 43.1 percent of the vote (and 82 chairs), followed by the right-wing Ordinary People and Independent Personalities with 8 percent and 15 chairs. The SITA newswire quoted a poll made by Polis for the TA3 news TV channel between November 2 and 12 with 1,410 respondents.

The Slovak Democratic and Christian Union would take third place with 7.8 percent and 15 MPs in the House, while the Christian-Democratic Movement would place fourth, with 7.1 percent of the vote and 13 chairs. The other parties with enough votes to win seats in parliament would have been Freedom and Solidarity with 6.6 percent and 13 chairs, and Most-Híd with 6.5 percent and 12 chairs.

Neither the ethnic-Hungarian SMK, nor the nationalist SNS would have made it into parliament, having not reached the required 5-percent threshold. The new party of Daniel Lipšic, New Majority, would get 3.2 percent. The preferences are calculated from a 59-percent election turnout; 19 percent of the electorate would have voted and 22 percent were undecided, Ján Baránek of Polis informed the SITA newswire.

(Source: SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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