Focus: Smer Would Have Won Election in January, Followed by SaS and OLaNO

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Focus poll on political parties (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, January 31 (TASR) – Had a general election been held in late January, it would have been won by the governing Smer-SD party on 25.5 percent of the votes, garnering 43 seats in Parliament, TASR learnt from a poll carried out by Focus agency, which released the results on Wednesday.

The survey, which was conducted on a sample of 1,012 respondents between January 23-28, further showed that the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party would have come second, as the preferred choice of 13.1 percent of respondents (22 seats), while OLaNO-NOVA would have come third on 11.4 percent (19 seats).

Another five parties would have made it into Parliament – We Are Family-Boris Kollar on 9 percent (15 seats), the Slovak National Party (SNS) on 8.6 percent (15 seats), far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) on 8.1 percent (14 seats), the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) on 7.4 percent (12 seats) and Most-Hid on 5.7 percent (10 seats).
All other parties would have failed to reach the 5-percent threshold required for seats in Parliament.

According to the poll, 67.8 percent of the respondents would have gone to the polling stations, while 20.5 percent of the respondents wouldn’t have voted, and 11.7 percent were undecided as to whether to participate in an election or not.