Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Poll: Number of Smer MPs would equal those in the opposition

If parliamentary elections had been held over the previous weekend, the ruling Smer party would have gained exactly the same number of MP seats as the five opposition parties, according to a poll conducted by the Polis agency with 1,002 respondents, which took place on April 12-17, the SITA newswire reported.

If parliamentary elections had been held over the previous weekend, the ruling Smer party would have gained exactly the same number of MP seats as the five opposition parties, according to a poll conducted by the Polis agency with 1,002 respondents, which took place on April 12-17, the SITA newswire reported.

Smer would have gained 39.4 percent of the vote, which would have given it 75 seats in the 150-member parliament. Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would have come in second, with 9.4 percent and 18 mandates; followed by the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), with 9.2 percent and 18 MPs; Most-Híd with 8.1 percent and 15 seats; and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities with 7.4 percent and 14 MPs. Daniel Lipšic’s New Majority would also have made it into parliament, with 5.2 percent of the vote and 10 mandates.

The current parliamentary opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would have failed to make it over the 5-percent threshold, since it would have won the support of only 4.1 percent of respondents. The Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) would have just missed the threshold, with 4.8 percent of the vote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.