Slovakias former PM Iveta Radicova set to win presidential election - poll.

By bne IntelliNews October 24, 2012
Slovakias former Prime Minister Iveta Radicova would have won the presidential election if it were held in October 2012 with the support of 40.4% of the voters, according to a poll by MVK agency, quoted by SITA news agency. The former leader of the centre-right SDKU-DS, which according to recent polls would hardly pass the 5% parliament entry threshold if elections were held now, has repeatedly ruled out interest in the presidential post. Current Prime Minister and leader of the social democratic SMER-SD party, Robert Fico, who has not ruled out running for the presidential election to be held in 2014, would win 30% of the votes, according to the MVK poll. Jan Carnogursky, the founder and ex-chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) would rank third with a 9.7% backing, followed by entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrej Kiska, who could run in the election with the backing of liberal Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), with 7.9%, the current KDH caucus leader, Pavol Hrusovsky, with 7.6% and Mikulas Huba, a deputy from the recently set up Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO), with 4.4%. The survey showed also that almost 70% of the voters would vote.

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