Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Smer would win election, could not rule alone

IF the general election had taken place at the break of January and February, the ruling Smer party would have won with 34.1 percent of votes, garnering 62 seats in parliament.

Casting a vote(Source: SITA)

However, it would need a coalition partner, according to a public opinion poll made by the Focus agency for the public television and radio, RTVS on 1,000 respondents between January 31 and February 7.

Six more parties would make it to the parliament: Sieť with 13.7 percent would get 25 chairs; Slovak National Party (SNS) with 8.1 percent would get 15 mandates; Most-Híd on 8 percent would garner 14 mandates; and Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) with 7.5 percent would have 13 chairs, and Ordinary People and Independent Personalities-NOVA (OĽaNO-NOVA) would win 6.4 percent of votes and 12 chairs. The last party to achieve the necessary threshold of five percent would be Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 5.1 percent and with 9 chairs.

The parties that would not make it into the parliament would be Sme rodina – Boris Kollár (4.1 percent), ethnic Hungarian SMK (3.6 percent), Kotleba – People’s Party our Slovakia (2 percent), Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ (1.7 percent), SKOK (1.2 percent), Šanca (1.2 percent), communist party KSS (0.9 percent), TIP (0.8 percent), the Green party of Slovakia-SZS (0.7 percent), Direct Democracy-Priama demokracia (0.3 percent), DS – Ľudo Kaník; Together for Slovakia Coalition-Koalícia spoločne za Slovensko, MKDA, Courage – Great National and Pro-Russian Coalition,  SMS and Resistance-Vzdor (0.1 percent each).

It was also established that 75.3 percent of those polled would go to the ballot boxes, 13 percent would not go, and 11.7 percent did not know, the TASR newswire quoted the Focus poll. 

Topic: Election


Top stories

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships. He allegedly did not expect it and was easy with the idea he would not win.

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police.

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.