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Poll: Smer stops its decline

IF a general election had been held in June, six parties would have entered parliament, according to an opinion poll conducted by Focus agency between June 2-10 on a sample of 1,018 respondents, agency’s head Martin Slosiarik told the TASR newswire on June 16.

Smer leader and Prime Minister Robert Fico (Source: Sme )

The governing Smer party would have gained the most votes - 35.3 percent, winning 69 seats. Compared to the same poll in May its support went up by 2.1 percentage points.

The scandal surrounding Smer party sponsor Juraj Široký and his Váhostav company took recently around 4 percent from Smer but the decline has stopped, according to Slosiarik.

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“The disgust vanished away and Smer succeeded to get close to its previous level by covering this cause by some positive messages,” Slosiarik commented results for the Sme daily.

Sieť would have come second on 10.9 percent (up by 0.2 p.p.), winning 21 seats. Two other parties had slightly higher support than in May - the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 9.5 percent (up by 0.1 p.p.), which would have translated into 18 seats, and Most-Híd on 7.8 percent (up 0.4 p.p.), which would have gained 15 seats.

Some other parties saw their support drop - Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) on 7.7 percent (down by 0.1 p.p) and 15 seats, and the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 6.4 percent (down by 0.9 p.p.) and 12 seats.

Parties who scored over 5 percent in May but would not have got into parliament in June were Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 4.6 percent and the Hungarian Community Party (SMK) on 4.3 percent.

Other parties that would not have made into Parliament were TIP (2.7 percent), NOVA (2.5 percent) and Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) (2.4 percent).

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