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Poll: SaS out of parliament again

The third consecutive opinion poll has shown that the liberal Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party would fail to clear the 5-percent threshold necessary for parties to win seats in parliament. The latest poll, carried out by the Polis agency, showed that if parliamentary elections had been held at the end of May, the liberal party would have garnered only 3.4 percent of the vote. In the Focus poll, the party received 3.9 percent, while a poll by the MVK agency showed SaS with support of only 2.6 percent of the respondents.

The third consecutive opinion poll has shown that the liberal Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party would fail to clear the 5-percent threshold necessary for parties to win seats in parliament. The latest poll, carried out by the Polis agency, showed that if parliamentary elections had been held at the end of May, the liberal party would have garnered only 3.4 percent of the vote. In the Focus poll, the party received 3.9 percent, while a poll by the MVK agency showed SaS with support of only 2.6 percent of the respondents.

The Polis poll, carried out between May 26 and 30 on a sample of 1,309 respondents, shows that the Smer party would win, with support from 41.5 percent of respondents, the SITA newswire reported on May 31. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would earn 9.1 percent, while the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union would have the support of 8 percent of respondents.

Most-Híd would come in fourth place with 7.7 percent, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities with 7 percent, and the recently established New Majority-Agreement with 5.7 percent of the vote.

The Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) would get only 4.4 percent, while the Slovak National Party (SNS) would earn only 4 percent of the vote, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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