Despite numerous calls to go and vote, as this is a hard-won right, many voters stayed home yesterday.
According to the National Electoral Commission, approximately half of those who could (a little more than 50 percent) voted.
At the elections for the National Assembly, the Slovene Democratic Party (25%) received the most votes, followed by List of Marjan Šarec (just under 13%).
The SD, SMC and Levica parties all received about 10 percent of the votes.
The NSi, AB Party, DeSUS and SNS will also be included in the Parliament. The SLS will not.
The large number of parties now face the problem of forming a government coalition, which is a group of parties that will lead the country for the next four years.
President Borut Pahor will offer the mandate or opportunity to form the government to the winner of the election, Janez Janša. In his speech to supporters and journalists, he [Janša] said that he would invite those who have similar views in their programs.
During the pre-election campaign, many parties from the left said that they would not participate in a Janez Janša government.
If so, Janez Janša will have difficultly making a government. In this is the case, Borut Pahor will give the opportunity to the second-placed Marjan Šarec.
In the coming days it will be revealed who will lead Slovenia for the next four years.
Point to Consider
- Why it will be difficult for Janez Janša to form the government?
- Why it will be also difficult for Marjan Šarec?
- What is important to you regarding the government?
The original version of this article was published on June 4th.