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Slovenia Business Week no. 43/2004: Electoral Commission Releases Official Election Results

The results confirm the centre-right Slovenian Democrats (SDS) as the winners of the 3 October election

Ten days after the general election, the National Electoral Commission on Wednesday, 13 October released the official results of the vote.

The results confirm the centre-right Slovenian Democrats (SDS) as the winners of the 3 October election. They received a total 281,710 votes or 29.08 percent of the vote compared with 15.8 percent in 2000.

The centre-left Liberal Democrats (LDS) garnered 220,848 votes or 22.8 percent of the vote, a major loss compared with the 36.21 percent that the party won four years ago. The centre-left United List (ZLSD) trailed behind with 98,527 votes or 10.17 percent of the vote. The showing of this party was just slightly below the 12.07 percent posted in 2000.

The fourth was centre-right New Slovenia (NSi) with 88,073 votes or 9.09 percent of the vote, almost on a par with the 8.76 percent in 2000. The centre-right People's Party (SLS) was supported by 66,032 voters or 6.82 percent, while in 2000 it won 9.53 percent of the vote.

The Slovenian National Party (SNS) improved its showing from 4.38 percent in the 2000 election to 6.27 percent (60,750) of the vote this time. The only other party to pass the 4 percent hurdle to enter parliament was the Pensioner's Party (DeSUS), which scrapped in with 39,150 votes or 4.04 percent of the vote. It won 5.16 percent four years ago.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: Branka Murn