STA, 28 April 2018 - The opposition Left has decided to field one of the artists known as Janez Janša in the 3 June general election. He will not be a candidate just anywhere, he will run in the Grosuplje district, the stronghold of the man whose name he took for artistic purposes, Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša.
STA, 25 April 2018 – Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković broke silence about his potential role in the 3 June general election, declaring that he would get involved, but was yet to decide "in what way and how intensely". He was willing to do everything in his power to prevent a victory by Democrat leader Janez Janša.
A debate hosted by the Slovenian Tourism and Hospitality Chamber in Ljubljana on Wednesday showed a high degree of consensus among parliamentary parties when it comes to development of tourism.
A significant progress would be made if the candidates for the "parliamentary bus" at least started seriously talking about environmental and social justice, but this is very unlikely considering what has been said so far, the newspaper Večer says in Wednesday's commentary.
Slovenian voters have turned their discontent against mainstream parties in favour of newcomers in two previous general elections. Disillusioned again, they now appear to be willing to embrace Marjan Šarec, a comedian-turned-mayor who nearly defeated the favoured incumbent in the 2017 presidential election.
The party of Marjan Šarec is betting on its Time for New Generation platform focused on creating "a supportive, economically developed, internationally credible and fair-for-all state" to take it to a victory in the 3 June general election.