If parliamentary elections were held in mid March, the party of Daniel Lipšic, New Majority (NOVA), would receive 5.1 percent of the vote, thus making it over the 5-precent threshold and winning seats in parliament, according to an opinion poll carried out by Focus agency between March 6 and 12 based on a sample of 1,002 respondents. Compared to the previous poll held in February, NOVA’s results were 0.3 percentage points lower, the SITA newswire reported on March 25.
The parliamentary elections would have been won by the current ruling Smer party with 36.8 percent of the vote, up from the 34.6 percent it received in February. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would have received the second highest vote, with 10.2 percent, down from February’s 10.9 percent, followed by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 9.4 percent, up from the 8.9 percent it received in the February poll.
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) would also have made it into parliament with 8.3 percent (down by 0.6 percentage points compared to the February poll), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 6.8 percent (down from 7.7 percent, which it received in February), and Most-Híd with 5.6 percent of the vote (up from the 5.1-percent support it won in the February poll), SITA reported.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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25. Mar 2013 at 14:00