New Slovenia – Christian People’s Party
Published 25th November, 2011
New Slovenia – Christian People’s Party or Nsi was founded in 2000 by the then Prime Minister and vice president of the Slovenian People’s Party (SLS), Andrei Bajuk. The party describes itself as centre-right and believes in Christian democracy and social conservatism.
In its first outing in 2000 the party won eight seats with 8.6% of the vote, coming fifth in the list of parliamentary parties, although Bajuk had expected better results.
They did slightly better in 2004, taking fourth place with nine seats and 9.1% of the vote, but they had been expected to do better after winning two European Parliament seats in the June.
In 2008 disaster struck and they won no seats, but they retain one seat in the European Parliament. Andrei Bajuk retired from politics soon after, a disappointed man.
New Slovenia – Christian People’s Party is a member of Centrist Democrat International. The party has one of the seven national seats in the European Parliament and is a member of the European People’s Party bloc.