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.
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.
More than 20 parties have already announced they will compete for seats in parliament in the coming general election which President Borut Pahor has called for 3 June. In addition to all parliamentary parties, some will try to re-enter the National Assembly and some will attempt to convince voters to give new political forces a chance.
Three parties, the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ), the Democrats (SDS) and the Social Democrats (SD), will be fighting for every single vote to win the upcoming election as they currently rank within one percentage point, indicates a poll commissioned by the newspapers Dnevnik and Večer.