The Slovenian Early Parliamentary Elections of 2018

Early parliamentary elections were held in Slovenia on 3 June 2018. The reason for holding early elections was the collapse of the centre-left coalition government due to weak public support, especially for the main coalition party, and attempts by its coalition partners to improve their position by distancing themselves from the coalition leader. The prime minister and leader of the main coalition party responded to this by resigning. Nevertheless, the fact that the coalition lasted for almost four years demonstrates improvement in terms of political stability, especially in comparison to the turbulent period 2008-2013.

Marko Lovec

Marko Lovec

    Marko Lovec is a Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The main focus of his academic research is on the European Union and European politics. He is also author of several expert reports on Slovenian domestic and foreign policy, including those by Freedom house (Nations in Transit reports for 2017 and 2018) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (since 2016).


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