STA, March 5, 2018 – Tatjana Rojc, a member of the Slovenian minority in Italy, was elected to the Senate of the Republic in Sunday's general election in Italy, the Trieste-based minority newspaper Primorski dnevnik reported.
Literary theorist Rojc ran on the ticket of the Democratic Party (PD) in the north-eastern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
She was second on the list behind journalist and editor Tommaso Cerno, who was also elected in Milan, placing Rojc automatically to the Senate despite a historic defeat for the social democrats.
The other five ethnic Slovenian candidates in the elections failed to make it to the Italian Parliament.
Paolo Vizintin in Fabrizio Dorbolo ran on the ticket of the Free and Equal (LeU) party, Giuseppe Prašel and Franco Strain ran for Italy Europe Together, and Enrico Robazza ran for the Power to the People.
Rojc's election means that the Slovenian minority will continue to have its representative in the Senate, succeeding PD senator Tamara Blažina.