ElectionGudie

Slovenia ousts ruling government

Dec. 4, 2011, midnight


Positive Slovenia, a party formed only two months ago, captured the most votes in Slovenia’s parliamentary elections on Sunday. Positive Slovenia, won nearly 29 percent of the vote, while the ruling Social Democrats of Prime Minister Borut PAHOR came in third place with just 10.5 percent. The center-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) of ex-prime minister Janez JANSA, came in second place with 26 percent. Positive Slovenia is led by Zoran Jankovic, who has served as the mayor of the capital, Ljubljana. This was Slovenia's first snap election since the country’s 1991 independence.

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