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Focus poll: Smer would win, most right-wing parties would stay out of parliament

IF parliamentary elections took place in the first half of November 2014, the ruling Smer party would win, with 34 percent of those polled choosing it, and it would thus get 73 chairs in parliament.

IF parliamentary elections took place in the first half of November 2014, the ruling Smer party would win, with 34 percent of those polled choosing it, and it would thus get 73 chairs in parliament.

Focus approached 1,064 respondents; its sociologist Martin Slosiarik informed the TASR newswire on November 20.

On the other hand, rightist parties Freedom and Solidarity (SaS, 4.3 percent); NOVA (2.4 percent) and Slovak democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ, 4.2 percent) would not make it into parliament. This stems from the poll conducted between November 4 and 12 by the Focus agency.

The second most successful party was Sieť (Network, on 12.5 percent) which would get 26 parliamentary chairs; with the third being Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH, with 8.8 percent and 19 chairs). Other parties that would make it to the parliament are Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO; 7.8 percent and 17 chairs) and Most-Híd (7 percent, 15 chairs).

Other parties to stay out of the parliament are, according to the poll, Slovak National party (SNS) and Party of Hungarian Community (SMK), which would garner 4.6 percent of votes each; and also the above-mentioned SaS, SDKÚ and NOVA. The least successful parties are the communist party (KSS, 2.2 percent), TIP (2.1 percent), People’s Party Our Slovakia / ĽS Naše Slovensko (1.5 percent), Green Party / Strana zelených (1.5 percent), Nation and Justice / Národ a spravodlivosť (NS, 1.3 percent), The Change from the Bottom – Democratic Union of Slovakia / Zmena zdola - Demokratická únia Slovenska (0.7 percent); while 0.5 percent of respondents would elect other parties.

From among those polled, 18.1 percent of respondents would not go to the ballot-boxes and 14.8 percent answered “I do not know whom to elect”, or “I do not want to answer”, according to TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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