Smer-SD Ahead of SaS and OLaNO in February Poll

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Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) – A general election if held in late February would have been won by the senior governing party Smer-SD on 24.7 percent of the votes (40 MPs), ahead of Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) on 16.2 percent (26 MPs) and OLaNO on 10.2 percent (17 MPs), according to a poll published by AKO agency on Tuesday.

Another five parties would also have made it into Parliament, including the Slovak National Party on 9.9 percent and We Are Family on 9.6 percent (16 MPs each). These parties were followed in the poll by the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) – 8.2 percent (13 MPs), the Christian Democrats (KDH) – 7.7 percent (12 MPs) and Most-Hid – 6.3 percent (10 MPs).

The ethnic-Hungarian SMK would have remained outside Parliament on 3.4 percent, as would the fledgling Progressive Slovakia and Independent MP Miroslav Beblavy’s Together-Civic Democracy on 1.6 percent each. No other party received more than 1 percent in the poll.