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.