Peterle: in search of support

Alojz Peterle (better known as Lojze), former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Slovenia, nowadays a prominent EPP Member of the European Parliament, recently announced his standing at the coming Presidential elections. He immediately got the support of his own party – NSi, but failed to get the support of any other major party on the centre-right in Slovenia.

Why am I writing about this? The Youth of the Slovenian Peoples’ Party (Nova Generacija) has announced that it won’t support his candidacy. And knowing the youth politics a bit, there is more behind. Peterle could have more problems gathering political support, than perhaps expected. But: he moved fast and thus put the governing SDS in the corner. Without a solid candidate against, he might well be in to win.

Let’s see what Pahor does.

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