A Slovenian political leader wants to put out a “Slovenia First” agenda in U.S. first lady Melania Trump’s home country.
Janez Janša, the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and Slovenian prime minister from 2004 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2013, wants to implement a more nationalistic agenda following Slovenia’s parliamentary elections Sunday, The Guardian reported. Janša’s anti-immigration party received 25 percent of the vote, allowing his party to gain 25 out of 90 seats in Slovenia’s parliament, Politico added.
“[Our] party puts Slovenia, Slovenians first,” Janša said after receiving the election results.”We are open for cooperation, Slovenia is facing times which need cooperation.” The politician is also an ally of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán who shares similar anti-immigrant opinions. (RELATED: Austrian Defense Minister Warns EU Of The ‘Islamization’ Of The Balkans)
“We will probably have to wait for some time … before serious talks on a new government will be possible,” Janša told reporters, according to Reuters. SDS would need to form a coalition with another political party to gain a majority of seats. However, other Slovenian parties do not want to form a coalition with the SDS due to its nationalistic views.
Janša previously spent six months in prison for bribery charges in 2014.
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