IF THE parliamentary elections took place in early September, the ruling Smer party would win with 33.6 percent of votes, garnering 67 seats in parliament, but losing 4.2 percent against a previous poll. This stems from a poll organised by the Focus agency in September.
Radoslav Procházka’s Sieť party would take second place, with 11.2
percent and 22 parliamentary chairs, followed by the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) with 10.8 percent and 21 mandates.
Three other parties would make it into parliament, the SITA newswire quoted Focus on September 18: Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO, 7.7 percent; 15 seats), Most-Híd (6.6 percent; 15 seats) and Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ, 5.8 percent; 12 seats).
The following parties would not clear the 5-percent threshold required for making it into parliament: the Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK, 4.9 percent), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS, 4.4 percent) Slovak National party (SNS, 4.2 percent), the Slovak Communist Party (KSS, 2.6 percent) People’s Party Our Slovakia (2.3 percent), NOVA (on 2 percent) and TIP (1.3 percent). The other remaining parties would get less than one percent of votes of those polled.
Focus conducted the poll between September 3 and 10, on a sample of 1,043 respondents representing the population over 18 years of age in terms of gender, education, nationality, home municipality and region. Out of those polled, 18.6 percent would not go to the ballot boxes, and 15.5 said they did not know or did not want to answer, SITA wrote.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Sep 2014 at 14:00