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Poll: Seven parties would make it into parliament

Seven political parties would make it into Slovak parliament, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Focus agency between November 7 and 13.

Seven political parties would make it into Slovak parliament, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Focus agency between November 7 and 13.

For the first time in recent months, the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) party reached the five-percent threshold needed to win seats in parliament – but only just, with 5.0 percent of preferences. Support for Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) also rose, from 8.3 percent in September to 9.0 percent in the latest poll. The other parties all saw their support fall: Smer’s preferences dropped from 42 percent to 37.8 percent; the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) fell 0.8 percent to 10.9 percent; the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) got 7.6 percent instead of 8.3 percent; Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) got 7.2 percent, down 1.7 percent; and Most-Híd got 5.4 percent instead of the 6.0 percent it recorded in September. The New Majority party of Daniel Lipšic registered 2.7-percent support.

The Focus poll interviewed asked 1,013 respondents aged over 18 which party they would have voted for, had a general election taken place at the beginning of November. A total of 20.3 percent said they would not vote, while 15.8 percent did not know or refused to answer.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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