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Opposition liberal party wins Slovenia's parliamentary election, defeating right-wing populist

Firstpost | 25/04/2022 01:40 PM | Click to read full article

An opposition liberal party convincingly won Sunday's parliamentary election in Slovenia, according to early official results, in a major defeat for populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who was accused of pushing the small European Union country to the right while in office.

The Freedom Movement won nearly 34 percent of the votes, compared with around 24 percent for the governing conservative Slovenian Democratic Party, state election authorities said after counting over 97 percent of the ballots.