Slovenian populist Janez Jansa, admirer of Donald Trump aka “”Tweet Marshall‘, was on track to score a particularly low result in Sunday’s election compared to his direct competitor, Robert Golub, who has led an opposition movement focused on the environment.
Partial results counted with about 80% of the vote showed Golub with 33% and Jansa with 25%.
The result should allow Golob to form a government, as two left-wing parties promised during the election campaign not to ally with Jansa.
Participation in the elections was particularly high: it was expected to be close to 70%, well above the national average. The high participation rate was considered positive for Robert Golub.
Golub, the former head of state-owned energy company Gen-I, which launches green energy projects, took over the reins of a small pro-environmental party with no parliamentary representation, which took 2% to 3% of voting intentions, in January.
The candidate managed to get a lot of support and Turn the campaign into a referendum on Jansa And her most authoritarian style of government – with Press on the mediacivil society organizations, the judiciary, and conflicting with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, to attempt de facto amnesty for some crimes of fraud and corruption.
Reuters heard some of the people who voted for Ljubljana say they want change. “We don’t want these politicians to be in power anymore,” said a 58-year-old voter. “We want new faces, we want normal life and stability,” he declared.