Slovenia To Hold April 24 Parliamentary Vote Amid Divisions

Slovenia To Hold April 24 Parliamentary Vote amid Divisions

President Borut Pahor announced Wednesday that parliamentary elections will take place on April 24.

As a result of political divisions in the small European Union nation, the right-wing Prime Minister Janez Jansa’s popularity will be put to the test.

The earliest possible date in accordance with electoral law is chose by Borut Pahor.

Differences in political, ideological and other areas are permitted so long as they do not hamper us from recovering as a community”, he told STA.

A coalition of leftist parties that have promised to join forces against Jansa’s party, the Slovenian Democratic Party, will go up against the populist leader who has close ties to Hungary’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

In addition to Jansa, a new contender has emerged: businessman Robert Golob, who has taken over leadership of the green party.

According to the prime minister, he is suffering from mild symptoms after testing positive for the new Coronavirus.

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