The Slovenia Times

Eurovote Exit Polls: Conservatives Celebrating


The Democrats (SDS) won 24.6% and three seats, while the joint list of the New Slovenia (NSi) and People's Party (SLS) got 15.2% and two seats.

On the left, one seat each went to I Believe, the association formed by former Court of Audit president Igor Šoltes (10.6%), the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS), which got 9.1%, and the Social Democrats (SD) with 7.9%.

The SDS will be represented in the European Parliament by incumbent MEP Milan Zver, MP Romana Tomc and former MP Patricija Šulin.

Another incumbent, Lojze Peterle, was re-elected on the NSi+SLS slate alongside SLS president Franc Bogovič.

Igor Šoltes won the seat for his list, incumbent MEP Ivo Vajgl for DeSUS, and another incumbent MEP, Tanja Fajon, for the SD.

The exit polls suggest four MEPs secured re-election, while Jelko Kacin failed to push through with his own list and Mojca Kleva Kekuš lost out on account of the SocDems getting just one seat.

Two incumbents did not seek re-election.

The results are a significant change compared to 2009, when Slovenia elected seven MEPs (it got an eighth one later).

Despite winning, the SDS lost some ground, as did the NSi, which scored worse despite having joined forces with the SLS.

However, the SD are the biggest losers, their result less than half of what they won in 2009.

In general, established parties on the left appear to have lost ground to newcomers such as I Believe and groups further to the left.


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