Poll shows ĽSNS making it into parliament

IF parliamentary elections had taken place in the second half of January, People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) led by Marian Kotleba, the new far-right governor of Banská Bystrica Region, would make it into parliament with 7.6 percent of the vote, according to a survey carried out by the MVK agency between January 15 and 21 on 1,106 respondents.

IF parliamentary elections had taken place in the second half of January, People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) led by Marian Kotleba, the new far-right governor of Banská Bystrica Region, would make it into parliament with 7.6 percent of the vote, according to a survey carried out by the MVK agency between January 15 and 21 on 1,106 respondents.

The survey also showed that the ruling Smer party would have won the elections with 38.1 percent of the vote, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 9.5 percent, and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) placing third, with 9.2 percent of the vote, the TASR newswire reported on January 28.

New Majority (NOVA) would have garnered 7.9 percent of the vote, followed by ĽSNS with 7.6 percent, Most-Híd with 5.9 percent, the Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) with 5.5 percent and the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 5.1 percent.

The Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party would have picked up only 3.9 percent of the vote, and would not have passed the 5-percent threshold required to gain seats in parliament, TASR wrote.

Smer would have won 64 parliamentary seats, with KDH and OĽaNO picking up 16 each, NOVA and ĽSNS 13 each, Most-Híd 10, and SMK and SDKÚ nine each.

According to the survey, ĽSNS’ success would have been due to a high number of people not voting - up to 27.8 percent, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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