The anti-Muslim invader SDS party of veteran right-wing leader Janez Jansa won Slovenia’s parliamentary election, but now faces a difficult task in courting a coalition partner to govern. Jansa, who formed a close partnership with populist Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, has vowed to defend the “Schengen border of Europe” against the Muslim invasion plaguing Europe.
Al-Jazeera In Hungary, Orban put up two rows of razor-wire fences on the country’s southern borders and toughened immigration laws, drawing fierce criticism from EU officials. Jansa’s hard-line rhetoric and his links to Orban have fueled fears that Slovenia, a traditionally moderate nation, could shift right like Hungary and Poland. (One can only hope)
The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party secured 25 percent of the vote, the State Election Commission said late on Sunday. In a statement after polls closed, Jansa, 59, said he was committed to forming a government “for the good of all our citizens” and to ensure a “safe Slovenia”.
But as is often the case with the flawed Parliamentary system, coming in second was the anti-establishment LMS party of comedian-turned-politician Marjan Sarec had 12 percent, who said he also expects to be in position to form the government and is ruling out a coalition with Jansa.
Most parties said before the vote they were unlikely to join an SDS-led government because of its harsh stance towards migrants.