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Final results of general election 2018: SDS won all electoral units, Ljubljana leans to the left



Slovenian voters cast 2,473 valid general election ballots at diplomatic and consular offices abroad. The largest number of votes, 720, went to the election winner, SDS, while another right-leaning party, New Slovenia (NSi), came second with 438 votes, according to the National Electoral Commission. The left got 260 votes, followed by SD with 244 and the Modern Centre Party (SMC) with 192. The Marjan Šarec List, which came second in the election, got 134 votes.

SDS, having won just under 25% of the national vote, was able to win in 75 districts. It achieved its best result in Grosuplje, the home town of its leader Janez Janša (39.3%). At the unit level, it recorded its best result in Ptuj (28.2%), but rose well above 20% in all eight units for a national result of just under 25%.

The left won five districts, four in Ljubljana and one on the coast in Koper. It achieved its best result in the district of Ljubljana Centre, 24%, which compares to its national average of just over 9%. Marjan Šarec, Mayor of Kamnik, was apparently a huge draw around his native city. He won five districts in the area, achieving the best result in Kamnik, 36.4%, almost triple his national average of 12.7%.
Meanwhile, SD won the Piran district on the coast (15.7%) and the districts of Hrastnik and Laško in Central Slovenia, posting the best result overall in Laško (24.2%).

After a meeting with Janez Janša, President Borut Pahor confirmed that as the President of SDS, which had won the general election, Janša would get the first chance to try to form a government. He urged dialogue and a politics of inclusion as opposed to exclusion.


Source: National Electoral Commission

The final results of the 3 June general election in Slovenia. Nine parties made it to the parliament with a turnout of 52.64%.



Marjan Šarec, whose party finished as runner-up in the election with 12.6% of the vote, appears to be getting ready to start informal coalition talks with all of the parties bar the election winners, SDS. (Photo by: Nebojša Tejić/STA)


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