The Slovenia Times

Poll: Almost two-thirds think Slovenia needs a new party


Ljubljana - Voters in Slovenia are apparently not tired of new faces and parties as more than 64% of the respondents in a public opinion poll conducted by Mediana for the newspaper Delo said the Slovenian political arena needs a new party that would fill the content gap.

Region-wise, the largest share of respondents who are inclined to a new face come from central Slovenia, shows the survey conducted between 6 and 8 April on a sample of 705 adults.

As many as 79% of the respondents from the voter base of the opposition Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) would like to see a new face come, which confirms that the party of the former prime minister does not have a solid base, Delo said on Saturday.

On the other hand, as many as 56% supporters of the ruling Democrats (SDS) think that new faces and parties are not needed in Slovenia.

Around 23% of the respondents would certainly or probably vote for Aleksandra Pivec, the former president of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) who has established a new party called Our Land.

The same share of support goes for MPs Igor Zorčič and Janja Sluga, who recently left the coalition Modern Centre Party (SMC).

According to the poll, the most recognisable face and having the most chance of being voted for is MEP Ljudmila Novak, the former president of the coalition New Slovenia (NSi).

Court of Audit president Tomaž Vesel and former Environment Minister Jure Leben, who is establishing a new party with a green note, are supported by 15% and 16% of the respondents, respectively.

Delo notes that these shares are not directly translatable to actual election results, as the respondent were limited only to a theoretical environment of new parties alone that are not facing a "real" competition.


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