Politics

27 May 2018, 14:19 PM

STA, 27 May 2018 - The election campaign has reached the home stretch with only one week until voting day. Established parties and newcomers, which have fielded more than 1,600 candidates, have until Friday to convince voters to back them come 3 June. 

26 May 2018, 10:26 AM

STA, 25 May 2018 - Analyst Matevž Tomšič is not surprised several parties have announced they would not enter a coalition led by the Democrats (SDS), but he is startled by their need to emphasise this resolutely. While left parties compete with anti-Janša rhetoric, right parties are outdoing each other with anti-refugee sentiment, he added. 

25 May 2018, 09:00 AM

STA, 24 May 2018 - President Borut Pahor will offer a mandate to form a new government to the relative winner of the 3 June election, regardless of whether they would then be able to build a government or not. 

24 May 2018, 09:14 AM

STA, 24 May 2018 - Given the complicated global security situation and what seems like a potential new wave of migrants crossing the Balkans, security is one of the most prominent topics in the campaign ahead of the 3 June parliamentary election. Voters will be able to choose from a number of very different positions advocated by the 25 participating parties. 

23 May 2018, 13:45 PM

STA, 23 May 2018 - There is only one political party happy with Slovenia's foreign policy: the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), whose president Karl Erjavec has been foreign minister since 2012. Opposition parties above all are the most critical of Slovenia's foreign policy, claiming the country has leaned too far toward Russia. 

22 May 2018, 11:53 AM

STA, 22 May 2019 - The opposition Democrats (SDS) have a strong lead in the polls less than two weeks before voting day, but as Monday's debate on POP TV showed, the party will have its work cut out putting together a coalition even if it wins. Some potential partners remain coy, others outright hostile to joining an SDS coalition. 

22 May 2018, 10:33 AM

STA, 22 May 2018 - Social affairs and labour market rank prominently in many election manifestos. Most of the parties running in the 3 June election support an increase in the minimum wage and several propose fixing a maximum ratio between the highest and lowest pay. A few would also try a universal basic income (UBI). 

21 May 2018, 09:52 AM

Two recent polls put the SDS further ahead of the field. 

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. 

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