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.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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22. Apr 2013 at 14:00