Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: Fake News And Unnamed Sources

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

Read more

#TECH 24

Foosball gets its own social network

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

How should companies respond to a Trump Twitter attack?

Read more

#THE 51%

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: India’s Kuki people, possible descendants of one of Israel's lost tribes

Read more

Slovenia votes, bribe-tainted SDS in the lead

Latest update : 2008-09-21

Slovenia began voting in parliamentary elections on Sunday, with Prime Minister Janez Jansa's scandalous ruling centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) showing an early lead in polls.

Voting began Sunday in Slovenia in parliamentary elections with a bribery scandal hanging over Prime Minister Janez Jansa and the opposition left showing unity in a bid to regain power after four years of centre-right rule.
   
The last poll published by the daily Delo -- polls are only allowed until a week before elections -- put Jansa's centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) in the lead with 25.0 percent of votes, ahead of the main opposition centre-left Social Democratic party (former communists), with 22.4 percent.
   
In a show of unity Tuesday, the Social Democrats closed ranks with their rivals on the left, the Liberal Democracy Party (LDS) and the newly founded Zares, hoping to motivate voters to go to the polls.
   
Slovenia's 1.7 million eligible citizens will vote to elect the fifth 90-seat parliament since the former Yugoslav republic declared independence in 1991.
   
Voting will end at 7 pm (1700 GMT).
   
The country's two main television stations will publish exit poll results immediately after the end of voting while the first partial results are expected later during the night.

Date created : 2008-09-21

COMMENT(S)