If parliamentary elections had taken place over the last weekend in June, Slovak voters would have supported the ruling Smer party by 42.3 percent, which would have given them 84 seats in parliament. This is the result of a telephone poll conducted by Polis Slovakia for the TA3 news TV channel. Head of Polis Ján Baránek reported the results to the SITA newswire.
The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) garnered the second highest number of votes in the poll - 8.9 percent with 18 seats in parliament; followed by Most-Híd with 8.7 percent and 17 mandates; and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) with 8 percent and 16 mandates. The last party to exceed the 5-percent threshold and make it into parliament would have been the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 7.4 percent.
The Hungarian Community Party (SMK) would remain out of parliament with 4.9 percent, as well as the Slovak national party (SNS) with 4.3 percent, New Majority – Agreement / NOVA – Dohoda with 4.1 percent, and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 3.6 percent. The preferences are calculated from 53-percent election turnout. Of all respondents, 21 percent said they would not vote, and 26 said that were undecided. The poll was conductecd between June 24 and 30 with a sample of 1,223 respondents aged over 18.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Jul 2013 at 14:00