Parliamentary poll: Kotleba’s party rises to second place

The ruling Smer party is leading in the poll.

Slovak parliament, illustrative stock photoSlovak parliament, illustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The recent poll carried out by the Focus agency showed an increase in the support for the far-right Kotleba – People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS). With 11.7 percent, it would end up second, after the ruling Smer party backed by 21.2 percent of the vote.

Focus carried out the poll on February 21 and 26 on 1,022 respondents.

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Third would be Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 11.2 percent, followed by a coalition of the parties Progressive Slovakia and Spolu (Together) with 9.5 percent.

Sme Rodina (We Are Family) would garner 9.5 percent, while Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) would come next with 8.4 percent, followed by the Slovak National Party (SNS) with 7.5 percent, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 6.5 percent and Most-Híd with 5.4 percent.

New coalition

In the previous poll, before Progressive Slovakia and Spolu announced their decision to join forces and run as a coalition, the former received 4.9 percent and the latter 3.5 percent.

The Focus poll suggests that the current ruling parties Smer, SNS and Most-Híd would not be able to form coalition again. They would gain only 56 seats out of 150 in parliament.

Smer would win 35 seats, Kotleba 19 seats, SaS 18 seats, Progressive Slovakia and Spolu 16 seats, Sme Rodina 16 seats, OĽaNO 14 seats, SNS 12 seats, KDH 11 seats and Most-Híd 9 seats.

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