19 January 2021
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After yesterday’s local elections in Slovenia, the largest city municipality will continue to be run by Zoran Janković, who’ll serve his forth term as the mayor. Janković won comfortably in the first round with over 60% of the votes. In Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest municipality, the incumbent mayor Andrej Fištravec suffered a defeated, leaving the former mayor Franc Kangler and the entrepreneur Saša Aresnović in the second round run-off. Arsenović has a slight advantage after the first round, winning 38% of the vote compared to 31% won by Kangler. In Koper, Slovenia’s port city, the popularity of the incumbent mayor Boris Popović who’s been at the helm of the city since 2002, seems to be waning. He has to go to the second round for the first time since 2002 and will face Aleš Bržan, and independent whose popularity in Koper is on the rise. In total, 157 out of 212 municipalities elected a mayor in the first round. In a nutshell, conservative parties gained more ground while centrist parties continue to lose voters, and independents popularity keeps increasing.

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