Election Results by Region

By , 04 Jun 2018, 18:41 PM Politics
Election results by region Election results by region State Election Commission

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Country goes right, Koper goes left. 

June 4, 2018

As evident from the map below, Janez Janša's SDS victory (shown in yellow) is relatively evenly distributed throughout the country. We can, however, observe some geographical pockets in which parties other than the SDS won, such as the List of Marjan Šarec (LMŠ), Social Democrats (SD) and The Left (Levica).

One should note that the map below is divided into electoral districts, which although of geographically different sizes are quite similar in terms of the population they encompass. This means that the smaller the geographic unit, the higher the population density.

Unofficial results published by the State Election Commission show that the victorious parties in those pockets were the List of Marjan Šarec (blue), Social Democrats (dark red), and The Left (bright red). 

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Map: State Election Commission. To access the full interactive map, please click here (choose 'po volilnih okrajih')

Blue: List of Marjan Šarec (Center Center-Left)

Marjan Šarec, a former entertainer and presidential candidate, is currently serving as Mayor of Kamnik, where he also won the parliamentary elections with 36.37% of the vote. His influence as a local leader spilled over into some of the surrounding electoral districts, Domžale I and II, and Zagorje ob Savi.

Dark Red: Social Democrats (Left-wing Centre-Left)

The Social Democrats were winners in three electoral districts: the coastal town of Piran, where Vice-Mayor Meira Hot took 15.76% of the vote and ended first, just ahead of the 15.20% of the SDS candidate. The current Mayor of Piran, Peter Brossman, who is also the first and the only black mayor in Slovenia so far, is also a member of the Social Democratic party.

The Social Democrats were also winners of the electoral districts Laško and Hrastnik in the Central Sava Region of Slovenia.

The winner of Laško (24.20%), Matjaž Han, is a current MP and a former Mayor of Radeče, a municipality within the Laško electoral district. Adjacent to Laško is Hrastnik, where the Social Democrats won with the 19.99% received by their candidate Soniboj Knežak, a local glasswork industry veteran with over 40 years of service. Hrastnik is also one of two electoral districts where SDS lost not to one, but two other parties, the second one being the List of Marjan Šarec, with 14.78%.

Bright Red: The Left (Far-Left)

The Left took Koper and most electoral districts of urban Ljubljana: Šiška I, Šiška II, Moste-Polje II, Bežigrad II and the biggest, 9 point lead over the second placed SDS in Ljubljana Centre, with 24.57% taken by The Left's current MP, Violeta Tomič.

The Left also won in Koper, with 18.91% for Matej Tašner Vatovec, a young philosopher and current Member of Parliament.

Koper is the second electoral district besides Hrastnik where the SDS was beaten by two parties. In Koper the second party to beat SDS after The Left was the SD, with 12.41%, with the SDS right behind with with 12.20%.

If we compare Hrastnik and Koper according to the ideological axis of the winning parties, we can conclude that Koper must be the most left-leaning city in Slovenia at the moment.

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