IF PARLIAMENTARY elections had been held in mid February, they would have been won by the ruling Smer party garnering 42.1 percent of the vote. The party would fill 74 of 150 seats in parliament, according to the phone survey carried out by the Polis polling agency between February 16 and 22 on 1,868 respondents.
The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would place second, with 9.8 percent, winning 17 seats, followed by Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) with 9.5 percent and also 17 seats, the SITA newswire reported.
Another four parties would make it into parliament: Most-Híd with 6.9 percent, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) with 6.6 percent (both winning 12 mandates in parliament), followed by the Slovak National Party (SNS) with 5.3 percent and the Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) with 5 percent (both winning nine mandates).
Both Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and New Majority (NOVA) would fail to make it into parliament as they would get only 4.4 percent and 3.8 percent of votes, respectively. People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) would win the support of 2.5 percent of respondents, while the Communist Party of Slovakia would gather only 1.5 percent of the vote. The remaining parties would receive together 2.6 percent of the vote, SITA wrote.
About 60 percent of respondents said they would attend the elections, while 15 percent said they would not and 25 percent were undecided.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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25. Feb 2014 at 14:00