Focus: Smer Would Have Won Election in September, Ahead of SaS and OLaNO

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Focus poll on political parties (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, September 28 (TASR) – Had a general election taken place in late September, it would have been won by the governing Smer-SD party on 22.4 percent of the votes, ahead of Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 13.5 percent and OLaNO on 10.3 percent, TASR learnt from Focus agency, which conducted the poll on a sample of 1,015 respondents between September 18-25.

Another five parties would have made it into Parliament – far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) on 10 percent of votes, the coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) on 9.2 percent, We Are Family-Boris Kollar on 8.2 percent, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 5.5 percent and Most-Hid on 5.1 percent. The results show that neither the governing coalition, nor the Opposition would have gained a majority in Parliament without Marian Kotleba’s LSNS party.

Progressive Slovakia (4.4 percent), the ethnic-Hungarian SMK party (3.1 percent) and Together-Civic Democracy (3.1 percent) would have failed to clear the 5-percent threshold needed to win representation in Parliament. Other parties would have gained less than 3-percent support.

According to the poll, Smer-SD would have garnered 40 seats in Parliament, SaS 24 seats, OLaNO and LSNS 18 seats each, while SNS would have gained 16 seats, We Are Family 15 seats, KDH 10 seats and Most-Hid nine.

As many as 72.1 percent of the respondents would have gone to the polling stations, while 14.7 percent of the respondents wouldn’t have voted. The remaining 13.2 percent of the respondents wouldn’t have known for whom to vote.