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Five parties would make it to the parliament

IF THE parliamentary elections were held in first half of October, five political parties altogether would win the seats in the parliament. Of the current parties that hold the mandates, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would not receive enough votes to pass a 5-percent threshold, the poll carried out by Focus polling agency between October 7 and 14 on 1,031 respondents showed.

IF THE parliamentary elections were held in first half of October, five political parties altogether would win the seats in the parliament. Of the current parties that hold the mandates, the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would not receive enough votes to pass a 5-percent threshold, the poll carried out by Focus polling agency between October 7 and 14 on 1,031 respondents showed.

The elections would be won by the ruling Smer party, supported by 35.4 percent of respondents. Sieť would become second with 12.2 percent, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 9.9 percent, Most-Híd with 6.9 percent and the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) movement with 6.5 percent, the SITA newswire wrote.

Based on the results, Smer would nominate 75 MPs, while Sieť would have 26, KDH 21, and Most-Híd and OľaNO 14 each.

SaS would get only 4.7 percent of the vote (the same result as the Slovak National Party), while SDKÚ 4.2 percent (the same as the Party of the Hungarian Community), SITA wrote.

The poll showed that 67.6 percent of respondents would attend the elections, while 18.2 percent said they would not. The remaining 14.2 percent of respondents were undecided.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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