Most people are concerned about Kočner’s communication

About one-third of voters do not believe the text messages.

Marian Kočner (centre) in court.Marian Kočner (centre) in court.(Source: TASR)

The majority of Slovakia’s inhabitants are concerned about the communication between Marian Kočner and several top public officials and politicians, which was encrypted via the Threema app.

This stems from a poll carried out by the Focus agency for private broadcaster TV Markíza.

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The poll was carried out between September 11 and 17 on 1,029 respondents.

The poll was taken before the Denník N daily published messages between Kočner, who is among others accused of ordering the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, and ex-state secretary of the Justice Ministry Monika Jankovská, as reported by the Sme daily.

Kiska’s voters are concerned the most

As much as 50.6 percent of respondents said that they are concerned about the leaked Threema communication, while 23 percent claimed they have not noticed the information. About 21.9 percent claimed they do not believe the messages, and the remaining 4.5 percent could not answer the question.

The poll also analysed how the voters of various parties answered the questions. It showed that more than one-third of Smer voters are concerned about the communication, while nearly 40 percent do not believe the messages.

Most concerned are the voters of the recently established party of Andrej Kiska, Za Ľudí (For the People). 84.7 percent responded with concern.

Nearly 80 percent of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) voters are also concerned about the messages. 47.9 percent of Slovak National Party (SNS) voters felt the same, while 28.8 percent of them do not believe the messages.

Similar numbers arose in the case of Most-Híd voters. While 41.8 percent of them are concerned about the communication, 22.7 percent do not believe it.

The highest share of those who do not believe the published messages are voters of Sme Rodina (We Are Family), TV Markíza reported.

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