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Jansa was challenged by a newcomer in the Slovenian elections

Jansa was challenged by a newcomer in the Slovenian elections

It looks like there will be a tight race between right-wing leader Janez Jansa and businessman Robert Golub, who entered Slovenian politics in January.

Jansa, of the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), has been in power since March 2020. He also previously served as Prime Minister 2004-2008 and 2012-2013 and was the country’s Minister of Defense from 1990-1994.

When former US President Donald Trump was in power, Jansa was one of the few EU leaders who clearly showed their support for Trump and also has close ties to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Opponents accuse Gansa of pushing the country in a more authoritarian direction and of putting heavy pressure on the judiciary and the media. He has made several right-wing populist, sometimes anti-Semitic statements.

Rival Golub was head of a state-owned electricity company until January, when he took the helm of a small green party called the Freedom Movement (GS).

In the latest poll, the Gaza Strip received 27 percent of the vote, while the Serbian Democratic Party was right with 24 percent. However, analysts expect a different outcome after today’s election because it is believed that many voters are making the decision on who will get their vote at the last minute.

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