Poll: Lajcak Favourite among Potential Presidential Candidates

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Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (stock photo by TASR)
Bratislava, November 19 (TASR) – Had a presidential election taken place in November, the highest number of people would have voted for Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who would have garnered 32.3 percent, TASR learnt from Focus agency, which carried out the poll on a sample of 1,012 respondents between November 10-14.

Next came scientist Robert Mistrik (11.7 percent) and Supreme Court judge Stefan Harabin (10 percent). The presidential election will be held in the spring. The official candidates aren’t yet known.
Leader of the coalition Most-Hid party Bela Bugar would have gained 9.2 percent, followed by chairman of the far-right LSNS party Marian Kotleba with 8.9 percent, Ordinary People (OLaNO) parliamentary caucus head Veronika Remisova on 7.9 percent, and Frantisek Miklosko on 6.3 percent.
Zuzana Caputova would have been selected by 4.1 percent of the people polled, Eduard Chmelar by 3.3 percent, and We Are Family MP Milan Krajniak by 3 percent. No other potential candidate would have garnered more than 1-percent support.