Political novice wins snap Slovenia elections

Last year Slovenia was on the verge of asking the EU for a financial bailout when its banks hit trouble due to bad loans.

Political novice wins snap Slovenia elections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Miro Cerar, a centre-left political novice, has won a snap election in Slovenia and has already launched his campaign against EU privatisation targets set by their reform package last year.

Launched in June, the Miro Cerar Party (SMC) gained 34.7% of the votes on Sunday. It is now up to the new president to form a new coalition government, which will oppose the privatisation of Slovenia's main airport and a state telecoms firm.

Last year Slovenia was on the verge of asking the EU for a financial bailout when its banks hit trouble due to bad loans.

Jailed former prime minister Janez Jansa, who was locked up for two years for bribery disputed the election result after his party got 21%.

Last Mod: 14 Temmuz 2014, 16:51
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