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Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH(Source: TASR)

In the poll conducted between February 6 and 18 by the Focus polling agency, the ruling Smer party would win, with 25.5 percent of the vote. It would be followed by opposition SaS with 13.8 percent and the far-right Kotleba-ĽSNS with 10.4 percent, the SITA newswire wrote.

The current coalition partner, Slovak National Party (SNS) would only end up fourth, with 10.1 percent. Other parties that would exceed the five-percent threshold necessary to get seats in parliament would be Ordinary people and Independent Personalities – OĽaNO-NOVA (9.7 percent), Sme rodina – Boris Kollár (8.5 percent), coalition party Most-Híd (6.0 percent). The last party to make it to the parliament would be the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) with 5.5 percent (meaning nine seats).

Other parties would be shut out: the ethnic-Hungarian SMK-MKP (4,3 percent), Strana zelených Slovenska / Slovak Green party (1.5 percent), Sieť (1.3 percent), KSS (0.8 percent), SMS (0.6 percent), SDKÚ-DS (0.5 percent), SKOK (0.5 percent), and some other small parties.

Of the 1,512 people polled, 68.2 percent would cast their vote, while 20.2 percent would not go to the ballot boxes and 11.6 percent did not know.

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