A RECENT poll carried out by the Focus polling agency in early December showed that the popularity of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), once the leader of the centre-right parties, continues falling. It would win the support of only 2.1 percent of respondents and thus fail to make it to the parliament, the TASR newswire reported on December 16.
The poll, carried out between December 2 and 10 on 1,050 respondents, suggests that the ruling Smer party would win the parliamentary elections, supported by 34.2 percent of respondents. Second would be the non-parliamentary Sieť party backed by 11.4 percent of respondents, followed by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 10.8 percent, the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) with 8.3 percent and Most-Híd with 7.4 percent. Also the Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK) and the Slovak National Party (SNS) would make it to the parliament after receiving the support of 5.2 and 5.1 percent of respondents, respectively.
Other parties would fail to pass the 5-percent threshold. The Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would receive only 4.1 percent of the vote, the non-parliamentary NOVA 2.9 percent, the TIP party 2.7 percent, SDKÚ 2.1 percent, the Communist Party of Slovakia (KSS) 2.1 percent, and the Green Party 1.4 percent. Other parties would get less than 1-percent support.
The results suggest that Smer would win 63 seats in the parliament, Sieť 21, KDH 20, OĽaNO 26, Most-Híd 13, and SMK and SNS nine each, TASR wrote.
It also shows that 19.9 percent of respondents would not attend the elections, while 16.7 percent was undecided.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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16. Dec 2014 at 14:00