Politics

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). 

09 May 2018, 20:37 PM

STA, 9 May 2018 - The electoral commissions across the country have their hands full less than a month before the parliamentary election. Going over the candidate lists, a district commission has found a dead person on one of the lists, while several have been rejected for failing to meet the 35% gender quota.

All our election coverage can be found here, while our profiles of the major parties are here

09 May 2018, 13:27 PM

STA, 9 May 2018 - The head of the biggest faction in the European Parliament, the European People's Party (EPP), is coming to Slovenia on Friday to express support for the three Slovenian members of the group ahead of the June general election. Manfred Weber told the STA he had been invited to Slovenia by the Democrats (SDS). 

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