Slovenian parliamentary election, 3 June 2018

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Parliamentary elections were held in Slovenia on 3 June 2018. The results showed a victory for the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) without an overall majority in the Parliament, which would force the party to seek agreements with at least two other political forces.

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Slovenia's President announced he would offer SDS a mandate to form a government, following the release of the preliminary results. The party was in opposition before the poll and most other parties ruled out an agreement with the SDS due to what was perceived as 'extreme views' by the party leader, Janez Jansa.

According to The Guardian, analysts in Slovenia predicted long and tough post-election talks because nine parties made it to the Parliament. An anti-establishment force came second, the Social Democrats came third and the incumbent Modern Centre party came a distant fourth.

Related Links
Wikipedia: Slovenian parliamentary election, 2018,_2018
OSCE: ODIHR: Slovenia: Early Parliamentary elections, 3 June 2018
Robert Schuman Foundation: European Elections Monitor: Slovenia
The Guardian, 04.06.18: Slovenian nationalist party set for power after winning election
BBC News, 03.06.18: Slovenia election: Anti-immigrant SDS is largest party
The New York Times, 03.06.18: Slovenia Elections Tilt Another European Country to the Right
Politico, 04.06.18: Anti-immigration SDS party wins Slovenian election
EUObserver, 04.06.18: Anti-immigrant party wins Slovenia election
Euro|topics, June 2018: Who will govern Slovenia?

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