In Slovenia, the freedom movement, founded less than a year ago, He won the legislative elections with 35.8% of the vote. In January, it collected just 2% to 3% of voting intentions, when Robert Golub, a newcomer to Slovenian politics, took over as party leader.
The former head of the state-owned energy company Gen-I, which launches sustainable energy projects, was until recently unknown to the majority of the population, but he managed to rally support and defeat Janez Jansa, Fan of Donald Trump and Victor Urban. She will have to form a government, as two left-wing parties have promised not to ally with Jansa.
Golub achieved a remarkable feat: within three months, he was elected head of government in Slovenia, at the head of a party that did not even have parliamentary representation. How do? He turned his campaign into a “referendum on democracy.”
If the vote for “Marshal Tuito,” as Janez Gansa is known, translates to a desire to see him take a fourth term as prime minister, and with a more conservative government; Voting for Golub means rejecting the system Already accused of tyrannyFavoritism and violations of press freedom by the European Union.
On Sunday evening, after the election results were announced, Robert Golub declared that “our goal has been achieved: this victory will allow freedom to return to our country.” “People want change and they have shown that they trust us as the only ones who can make it happen.”
In a divided country, a candidate who promised to restore “normal life” in the country won, accusing the liberal executive, in power since 2020, of trying to sabotage democratic institutions and freedom of expression.
“People are dancing today. Tomorrow is a new day and we have a lot of work ahead of us,” he said via social media, in confinement with covid-19. The 55-year-old, US-trained businessman, is working on solutions for social and environmental sustainability. and puts the party he leads “between the center and the center-left”.
Forecasts give the Freedom Movement 40 deputies, close to a majority in the 90-seat parliament. Golub now promises to strengthen relations with the European Union, Influenced during Jansa government.
“This country has always been under the leadership of Western Europe and I am convinced that we will return to our family,” Golub told AFP during the election campaign.
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