Slovenia’s Presidential elections go to second round

Borut Pahor, the incumbent Slovenian President, speaks to the media after casting his vote during the Slovenian Presidential Elections, at polling station in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 22 October 2017. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a run-off will be held within the next three weeks. EPA-EFE/IGOR KUPLJENIK

Slovenia’s Presidential elections go to second round


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The incumbent President, Borut Pahor, won the first round of Slovenia’s Presidential elections with 47%.

Falling short of 50% of the vote, Pahor will have to face his main opponent, Mayor Marjan Sarec in a second round.

Kamnic entered politics as a comedian before entering local politics in 2010. He is considered left of center.

With 43,47%, Sunday’s elections were marked by record low participation. Given the dependence of Sarec on younger voters, low participation benefitted the incumbent.

The next round of Slovenia’s’ Presidential elections is on November 12.

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