According to local STA, the turnout at this parliamentary election after 95% of the votes had been counted was at a historic low 49.88%.
Still, Sunday’s general election preliminary results confirmed that the right-wing Democrats (SDS) had won, whereas the second place belongs to the “newcomer” LMŠ.
Although Janez Janša’s anti-immigration opposition party has won, its victory is not allowing it to rule on its own. As ‘The Guardian’ wrote, the former premier of Slovenia “may struggle to pull together a government as its hardline stance on immigration has left it short of potential coalition partners.
Janša acknowledged any post-election negotiations would be difficult.
“We will probably have to wait for some time … before serious talks on a new government will be possible”, he told reporters after he cast his own vote, in the village of Šentilj on Sunday, June 3.
Sky News “reacted” to the result by reporting the hard truth for the European political life, to a great extent driven by the migration crisis; the outcome “signals continuing growth of right-wing populism in central and eastern Europe after a large influx of migrants.”
The 1.7 million Slovenians who went to the polls had to choose between 25 parties, of which only nine will make it to parliament.