Politics

19 May 2018, 09:31 AM

STA, 18 May 2018 - The non-parliamentary Pirate Party (Piratska stranka) will try its luck in the general election for the second time. Polls place the marijuana legalisation advocates well below the 4% threshold, but there are also signs of a positive trend in the wake of the first round of public debates. 

18 May 2018, 10:40 AM

STA, 18 May 2018 - Population ageing is a major topic of the campaign leading up to the 3 June election. While parties advocate a variety of solutions to make the country's pension system sustainable, most of them would encourage pensioners to remain an active part of the labour force longer. 

18 May 2018, 09:33 AM

STA, 16 May 2018 - The National Party (Slovenska Nacionalna Stranka, SNS), a Eurosceptic, nationalist, protectionist and populist party, is relying heavily on anti-migrant rhetoric in its hope to re-enter parliament after a seven-year hiatus. Its founder and leader Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti prides himself on not mincing words. 

16 May 2018, 16:09 PM

Choosing from the election smorgasbord using a few words from the parties themselves. 

16 May 2018, 09:27 AM

STA, 15 May 2018 - Good State (Dobra država), the party headed by MP Bojan Dobovšek, was founded in November 2017 with a platform that focuses on the fight against corruption. Set up from a civil initiative within the Good State institute, which Dobovšek founded two years earlier, the party says it is a movement of individuals with integrity. 

16 May 2018, 09:12 AM

STA, 15 May - United Right (Združena desnica) is the coalition of two non-parliamentary parties, Voice for Children and Families (For Children) and the New People's Party (NLS), which is campaigning on a platform that emphasises family values and the rule of law and is arguably the most conservative and overtly Christian player to contest the election. 

14 May 2018, 09:39 AM

STA, 14 May 2018 - The list of media owner Bojan Požar is among the many political newcomers hoping to boost their election chances with a dose of populism. Unabashed by criticism over his coupling of journalism and politics, Požar is proposing heavy tax cuts while announcing a war on white collar crime and the current judiciary. 

14 May 2018, 09:28 AM

STA, 14 May 2018 - Once the country's major conservative party, the Slovenian People's Party (Slovenska ljudska stranka, SLS) will try to make its way back to parliament in the 3 June general election in what will likely be one of its final attempts to get saved from political oblivion. 

14 May 2018, 09:20 AM

STA, 11 May - Topics such as the dangers of migrations and the need to protect national identities were at the forefront as the opposition Democrats (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) held their main election convention in Celje on Friday. 

13 May 2018, 09:32 AM

STA, 11 May 2018 - The opposition Democrats (SDS) appear to have affirmed their leading position in the polls with three weeks to go until the general election. The latest poll by Mediana gives them a full five-point lead on the non-parliamentary Marjan Šarec List, with the coalition Social Democrats a distant third. 

11 May 2018, 09:53 AM

STA, 9 May 2018 - Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković, the head of Positive Slovenia (PS), and head of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec have signed an agreement establishing a "left bloc". The main point of the agreement is the commitment that the parties in the bloc will not form a coalition with the centre-right Democrats (SDS). 

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