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Poll: Eight parties would reach parliament

If a general election were held in the first half of October, as many as eight political parties would have won seats in parliament, according to the latest poll conducted by the Focus agency, released October 29. According to the results of the poll, the highest number of votes (35.5 percent) would have gone to the governing Smer party, followed by opposition parties: the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 12.8 percent, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) 9.7 percent, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 8.1 percent, New Majority-Agreement (NOVA) bringing in 5.9 percent and Most-Híd taking 5.8 percent. In addition, the Hungarian Community Party (SMK) and the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would have received just enough votes to get over the parliamentary hurdle, 5.1 and 5 percent, respectively. The doors of the house would have remained closed to the Slovak National Party (SNS) at 3.5 percent and the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) with just 0.5 percent.

If a general election were held in the first half of October, as many as eight political parties would have won seats in parliament, according to the latest poll conducted by the Focus agency, released October 29.

According to the results of the poll, the highest number of votes (35.5 percent) would have gone to the governing Smer party, followed by opposition parties: the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 12.8 percent, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) 9.7 percent, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 8.1 percent, New Majority-Agreement (NOVA) bringing in 5.9 percent and Most-Híd taking 5.8 percent.

In addition, the Hungarian Community Party (SMK) and the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would have received just enough votes to get over the parliamentary hurdle, 5.1 and 5 percent, respectively. The doors of the house would have remained closed to the Slovak National Party (SNS) at 3.5 percent and the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) with just 0.5 percent.

The survey was carried out on a sample of 1,014 respondents between October 8 and 15, the TASR newswire wrote. A further 20.5 percent of the respondents wouldn't have participated in the vote, with another 13.5 percent declining to answer or undecided as to whom to vote for.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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