Bratislava, January 11 (TASR) – If a general election had taken place in early January, it would have been won by Smer-SD on 27.7 percent of the vote (44 MPs), ahead of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 13.1 percent (21 MPs) and the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 12.7 percent (20 MPs), according to an AKO agency telephone poll carried out between January 2-10.
Another five parties would also have made it into Parliament: Kotleba-People’s Party Our Slovakia – 11.5 percent (18 MPs), OLaNO-NOVA – 8.7 percent (14 MPs), We Are Family-Boris Kollar – 7.7 percent (12 MPs), the Christian Democrats (KDH) – 7.1 percent (11 MPs), and Most-Hid – 6.1 percent (10 MPs).
Compared to an AKO poll published in December 2016, Smer-SD posted a growth of 0.9 percentage points (p.p.), LSNS 1.4 p.p., OLaNO-NOVA 0.7 p.p. and KDH 1.6 percent. Other parliamentary parties reported a moderate drop.
The ethnic-Hungarian SMK party would have remained outside Parliament on 3.2 percent, as would Siet (Network) on 1.1 percent.
The turnout would have reached 67.7 percent, while 14 percent of the poll’s respondents said that they wouldn’t have taken part in an election, 16 percent were undecided, and 2.3 percent didn’t want to provide an answer.