Slovenia: election defeat for Jansa

Prime Minister Janez Jansa has suffered a defeat in Slovenia’s parliamentary elections. His right-wing nationalist party SDS, which has been in power until now, received just under 24 percent of the votes cast yesterday after almost all of them had been counted. The 63-year-old, who critics have accused of corruption and an authoritarian style of government, thus has little chance of forming a majority in parliament.

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