Two right-wing parties and a conservative Christian party together gained a total of 10 seats in a 100-seat assembly following the Slovenian parliamentary election earlier this month. Together they gathered 36% of the national vote. Nonetheless, together they will probably fail to be able to form a coalition government, with the leftist parties determined not to enter into any discussions with the right in this regard. Given the current political climate, one would almost wish for Europe to adopt the arguably less democratic American electoral system where the winner takes all.
Janez Janša, the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party, the largest party on the right, has successfully adopted Trumpian rhetoric. One of the party’s main ideologues, Bernard Brščič, a former professor at Ljubljana School of Economics, openly expresses ethnonationalist views.
The more hardline Slovenian National Party increased their seat tally from 0 to 4, with their percentage of the vote increasing from 2.2% to 2.4%.