European Parliament Election Campaigning in Ljubljana

Member of the United European Left party campaigning in Ljubljana

This was taken early this evening in Ljubljana’s central Preseren Square, the last day of campaigning for Sunday’s European Parliament election. In Slovenia the election silence period, a ban on any campaigning or reporting of campaign-related news, begins at midnight on the preceding day, which means that I just came in under deadline with this post.

A low turnout is expected, perhaps even lower than the 28.36% that showed up at the polls at the last EU election in 2009. The conservative New Slovenia (NSi) Party and Democratic Party (SDS) are expected to collect the most votes.

If you’re curious to see what campaigning is like in Slovenia, check out my 14-image gallery for Demotix.

Mirrored from my blog, Piran Cafe.

Coverage of ‘May 2014 Declaration’ Rally in Ljubljana, Conservative Gathering Denouncing Country’s ‘Unfinished’ Transition to Democracy

An estimated 3,000 people gathered in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana on Sunday in support of the so-called May Declaration 2014, a document that brings attention to what supporters denounce as the country’s ‘unfinished’ transition to democracy. I covered the event and filed a dozen photos for the Demotix news service which you can view here.

Since the Demotix gallery didn’t include a report and very little coverage is available in English, a bit of background:

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