Slovenian presidential election

President Pahor to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor will represent Slovenia at the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday, his office announced on Wednesday. During the funeral, the flag will be lowered to half-mast in front of the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana between noon and 2pm.

Govt rating at 53% in POP TV poll

Ljubljana – The first monthly approval rating of the Robert Golob government stands at 53.1%, about eight points higher than the rating the Janez Janša government had right after it took office, according to a poll run by POP TV.

Almost a third of respondents, 31.6%, oppose the current government, whereas just over 15% are undecided.

First Slovenian president, PM would like to see more unity

Ljubljana – On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of independence, Slovenia’s first President Milan Kučan and first Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said they would like to see more unity of the nation. They agree that this was the key to gaining independence, and that the idea of the common good should prevail in order to achieve common goals.

Poll: Freedom Movement still ahead despite losing support

Ljubljana – The ruling Freedom Movement is staying in the lead, polling at 33% in the June Vox Populi opinion poll commissioned by the newspapers Dnevnik and Večer. For the first time in two years, the work of the government is viewed as successful, although almost half of respondents remain undecided.

Pahor says 46 votes not necessary to be given mandate to form govt

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor urged cooperation after the general election in an interview with RTV Slovenija aired just before polls closed on Sunday. He said he preferred the next PM candidate produce an outright majority, but he will not insist on this. If 46 votes cannot be secured, he will give the mandate to the relative winner.

Šarec makes one last appeal to voters to back LMŠ

Ljubljana – Marjan Šarec, the former prime minister, addressed the final event of his LMŠ party ahead of Sunday’s election on Wednesday, declaring that a vote for the LMŠ was a vote for perseverance, principles, public healthcare and public education. He is convinced Slovenia’s next government will be centre-left.

Pahor declines call to prevent “political” appointments of diplomats

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor has declined the call by the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ) not to sign a decree appointing new ambassadors ahead of the general election. He said that postponement of the appointments as part of regular rotation would be unjustified and harm the country’s foreign policy interests in the international community.