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Die Presse - Austria | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Slovenes once again elect anti-politician

The parliamentary elections in Slovenia on Sunday were won by the party of well-known constitutional expert Miro Cerar, just over a month after it was founded. Yet more proof that the Slovenes want change more than anything else, the liberal-conservative daily Die Presse writes: "The Slovenians must be incredibly desperate, because they've only recently had a horrible experience with another self-proclaimed politician: the ex-manager Zoran Jankovićj, who despite severe corruption allegations is still mayor of Ljubljana. At the end of 2011 his newly formed party Positive Slovenia was the strongest political force. Thanks to him the Slovenes now have their third prime minister in two years. With his political suicide attack, Janković torpedoed the government of financial expert Alenka Bratušek, who, let's not forget, had navigated Slovenia out of the bankruptcy zone. Janković's party was ejected from parliament on Sunday. So much for the shelf life of the supposed bearers of hope."

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