Slovakias ruling Social Democrats stay on top - poll.

By bne IntelliNews May 28, 2012
The Slovak social democratic SMER-SD party, which won the March 10 general election with a 44.4% support, has increased its backing to 46.3%, according to a poll by Focus agency carried out between May 3 and 9, TASR news agency reported. The party of Prime Minister Robert Fico is followed by the Christian Democrats (KDH) with 10.7% of the votes in the poll, up from 8.8% at the election. Third came the former ruling coalition leader, centre-right SDKU-DS, which boosted its support to 6.9% from 6.1% in March. Two minor partners in the former ruling coalition, Liberal Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and Most-Hid, which represents the interests of Slovak Hungarians, garnered the support of 6.5% and 6.3% of the respondents, compared to 5.9% and 6.9%, respectively. The recently set up Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OL) gained a 6% backing in the poll, down from the 8.6% in the March election. The ethnic-Hungarian SMK party and the nationalist-orientated SNS party would stay outside the parliament earning 4.7% and 3.3% of the vote, respectively. The survey, which was carried out on a representative sample of 1,024 respondents, showed that 15.5% of the voters would not vote, while a similar number were undecided.

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