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Poll shows Smer vote down slightly

SMER would have come first, with 34.6 percent of the vote, if a general election had taken place in the first half of February (down a bit from January, in which it received 36.9 percent in a similar poll), the results of a poll conducted by the Focus poling agency showed, as reported by the SITA newswire.

SMER would have come first, with 34.6 percent of the vote, if a general election had taken place in the first half of February (down a bit from January, in which it received 36.9 percent in a similar poll), the results of a poll conducted by the Focus poling agency showed, as reported by the SITA newswire.

The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) placed second with 10.9 percent, while Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) and the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) each garnered 8.9 percent.

Other parties that would have made it into parliament were Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 7.7 percent; Daniel Lipšic’s New Majority (or NOVA) with 5.4 percent; and Most-Híd with 5.1 percent.

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