Slovenia

Surprise win for new party


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Zoran Jankovic’s centre-left Positive Slovenia (LZJ) has taken the country by storm and won 28.53% of the vote according to the country’s electoral commission. The party was only formed in October by the left leaning Mayor of Ljubljana and wealthy businessman.

The expected winners of the election, the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) of ex-prime minister Janez Jansa, was in second place with 26.26%; they took 29.26% of the vote in 2008.

The Social Democrats (SD) of Prime Minister Borut Pahor took just 10.5% of the vote, compared with 30.45% in the 2008 election.

Gregor Virant’s Civic List (LGV), another new party, came fourth with 8.4%.

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