Slovenia. According to
Countryaah official site, Borut Pahor's center-left government worked
head-on during the first half of the year. Several ministers
jumped off and voters voted down proposed changes in labor
law and the pension system in two referendums. By mid-year,
two out of four government parties had withdrawn from
government cooperation. When a vote of confidence was
announced in September, the remaining minority government
No one succeeded in forming a new government within a
week and thus became the new election, in early December.
The result was an unexpected victory for the center-left
party Positiva Slovenia, formed only a few weeks earlier by
Ljubljana's mayor Zoran Janković. The party received close
to 30% of the vote. The previously tipped winner, former
Prime Minister Janez Janša, had to admit to being defeated.
His conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) got just
under 26%, while Pahor's Social Democratic SD came in third
with just over 10.