STA, 4 June 2018 - Sunday's general election in Slovenia brought a clear win for the right-wing Democrats (SDS) along with a substantial fragmentation of the political landscape that heralds major coalition-building problems. Turnout after 99.7% of the votes counted is at 51.9%, 0.2 percentage points above the record low of 2014.
STA, 3 June 2018 - The preliminary results of Sunday's general election confirmed a convincing win for the right-wing Democrats (SDS) and second place for newcomer LMŠ. As many as nine parties are set to enter parliament and the constellations indicate major coalition building problems. Turnout after 95% of the votes counted is at a historic low 49.88%.
STA, 3 June 2018 - The Democrats (SDS) are projected to emerge as the clear winners of the general election with 24.4% of the vote. The Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) finished a distant second with 12.6% and is followed by a crowded field at around 10% featuring the Modern Centre Party (SMC), Left and Social Democrats (SD), show exit polls released on Sunday.
STA, 3 June 2018 - President Borut Pahor expressed hope as he cast his vote in Šempeter pri Gorici on Sunday that Slovenia would get a new government quickly. He said he would invite the relative winner of the election for informal talks at the beginning of the week.
After the removal of Ljudmila Novak from the leadership of the NSi-Christian Democratic Party, the last strong female politician, Alenka Bratušek (SAB), now has a good chance to be ousted by a popular vote. If this happens, all of Slovenia’s leading politicians will be men , and nobody seems to mind.
STA, 1 June 2018 - The market research agency Valicon is careful not to predict the winner of Sunday's election even after its latest public opinion poll, with its boss Andraž Zorko saying that the outcome will be partly decided on Saturday at picnics, family meetings and social networks.
STA, 1 June 2018 - Hate speech was one of the topics in the final debate of the election campaign broadcast by TV Slovenija last night with party leaders responding to the anti-hate protest rally held in Ljubljana earlier yesterday.