2019 European Parliament election in Slovenia


European Parliament elections were held in Slovenia on 26 May 2019. This was the most recent in the series of four elections held over the period of two years.

2019 European Parliament election in Slovenia

 2014 26 May 2019 2024 

All 8 Slovenian seats to the European Parliament
Turnout28.3%
  First party Second party
 
Leader Milan Zver Tanja Fajon
Party SDS + SLS SD
Alliance EPP PES
Last election 3 + 1 seats, 41.4%[lower-alpha 1] 1 seat, 8.1%
Seats won 2 + 1 2
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 126,534 89,936
Percentage 26.25% 18.66%
Swing N/A 9.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Irena Joveva Ljudmila Novak
Party LMŠ NSi
Alliance ALDE EPP
Last election 16.6%[lower-alpha 2]
Seats won 2 1
Seat change New 0
Popular vote 74,431 53,621
Percentage 15.44% 11.12%
Swing New N/A

Candidates


Political Party Candidate and Leader Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate
List of Marjan Šarec (LMŠ - ALDE) Irena Joveva Klemen Grošelj Edis Rujović Katja Domij Jasna Ružicki Justina Erčulj Rudi Spruk Luka Kočevar
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS - EDP) Igor Šoltes Damjan Stanonik Tereza Novak Zdenka Gajzer Vitomir Mavrič Maja Sušec Peter Boršič Vesna Dragan
Good State (DD) Peter Golob Natalija Tripković Smiljan Mekicar Mateja Čadež Igor Gobec Simona Leskovec Tilen Majnardi Urška Makovec
New Slovenia (NSi - EPP) Ljudmila Novak Jožef Horvat Lojze Peterle Iva Dimic Mojca Erjavec Katja Berk Bevc Franci Demšar Žiga Turk
Patriotic league (DOM) Bernard Brščič Lucija Šikovec Ušaj Norma Marija Korošec Marko Oblak
Modern Centre Party (SMC - ALDE) Gregor Perič Helena Cvikl Janja Sluga Miha Rebolj Branislav Rajić Bojana Cvahte Vesna Ugrinovski Aleš Prijon
Party of Alenka Bratušek (SAB - ALDE) Angelika Mlinar Jernej Pavlič Olga Belec Andrej Rajh Đorđe Berak Mateja Zupan Andrej Šušmelj Nina Mauhler
Slovene National Party (SNS) Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti Tomaž Krajnc Jernej Ahčin Alenka Jelenovič Marija Župevc Andrej Dočinski Katarina Žunko Ivana Bendra
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS - EPP) + Slovenian People's Party (SLS - EPP) Milan Zver Romana Tomc Patricija Šulin Franc Bogovič Franc Kangler Alenka Forte Davorin Kopše Alja Domjan
Social Democrats (SD - PES) Tanja Fajon Matjaž Nemec Dominika Švarc Pipan Milan Brglez Neva Grašič Ljubica Jelušič Franc Hočevar Aleksander Jevšek
The Left (Levica - PEL) Violeta Tomič Sašo Slaček Brlek Ana Štromajer Danijel Rebolj Urška Lipovž Lovro Centrih Alma Rekić Luka Mesec
Let's Connect (Povežimo se - Greens) Urša Zgojznik Boštjan Tavčar Josip Rotar Marjana Škalič Žužek Domen Savič Karel Šrot Nermina Simončič Petra Greiner

Opinion polls


Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. The projected numbers of MP's per party, if available, are listed in brackets. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.

Date Polling firm/Publisher(s) Sample size SDS+SLS EPP
SDS EPP
LMŠ ALDE
SD PES
SMC ALDE
SAB ALDE
The Left PEL
NSi EPP
DeSUS EDP
SNS
SLS EPP
Oth. None Und. Not vote Lead
8. - 15. May 2019 Delo[1] 12.2% 10.7% 11.1% 1.2% 2.6% 6.4% 7.3% 3.5% 8.1% 5.5% 1.1%
16. - 24. April 2019 POP TV[2] 12.3% 10.1% 12.2% 2.4% 3.1% 5.9% 6.4% 3.3% 7.2% 4.5% 2.6% 18.8% 7.0% 0.1%
1. - 11. Apr 2019 Dnevnik[3] 15.7%
16.5%
16.5%
<1.0%
4.2%
7.0%
8.3%
8.2% <1.0 14.8% Tie
1. - 11. Apr 2019 Delo[3] 16.8%
9.7%
11.5%
1.8% 2.7%
8.3%
6.5% 4.6%
6.5%
30.0% 5.3%
28 MarchSDS and SLS announce joint bid
18. Feb 2019 European Parliament/MMC RTVSLO[4] 26.6% (3)
25.6% (3)
14.7% (1)
2.8% (0)
3.0% (0)
12.1% (1)
5.1% (0)
3.8% (0)
6.0% (0)
0.4% 1.0%

Results


PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Democratic Party + People's Party126,53426.253–1
Social Democrats89,93618.662+1
List of Marjan Šarec74,43115.442New
New Slovenia53,62111.1210
The Left30,9836.4300
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia27,3295.670–1
Alliance of Alenka Bratusek19,3694.020New
Slovenian National Party19,3474.0100
Greens of Slovenia10,7062.2200
Patriotic League8,1841.700New
Let's Connect7,9801.660New
Modern Centre Party7,8231.620New
United Slovenia Movement3,2880.680New
Good State2,5440.530New
Total482,075100.0080
Valid votes482,07597.89
Invalid/blank votes10,3822.11
Total votes492,457100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,704,86628.89
Source: Volitve

List of elected MEPs

MEP Party Preference votes % of list Term Length
Tanja Fajon SD 54,651 60.77% 1 July 2009 
Irena Joveva LMŠ 42,190 56.68% 2 July 2019 
Romana Tomc SDS 40,668 32.14% 1 July 2014 
Milan Zver SDS 26,674 21.08% 1 July 2009 
Ljudmila Novak NSi 19,558 36.47% 20 July 2004 – 30 June 2009,
2 July 2019 
Franc Bogovič SLS 13,743 10.86% 1 July 2014 
Milan Brglez SD 7,152 7.95% 2 July 2019 
Klemen Grošelj LMŠ 6,494 8.72% 2 July 2019 
Notes
  1. Includes results for SDS (3 seats, 24.8%) and the SLS + NSi alliance (2 seats, 16.6%).
  2. Results for the SLS + NSi alliance (2 seats, 16.6%).

Inaccessible polling places dispute


Before the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, two voters with disabilities requested that the authorities make their polling places accessible.[5] Their requests were denied, and the courts rejected their lawsuits and appeals. Before the 2019 European Parliament elections, they extended their requests to these elections. When the authorities rejected their requests, they submitted, together with the Slovenian Disability Rights Association (Drupis), applications to the European Court of Human Rights.[6] In January 2020, the Court communicated the cases with the government of Slovenia.[7] As of January 2020, the cases, called Toplak v. Slovenia and Mrak v. Slovenia, are ongoing.

The Right to Vote by Persons with Intellectual Disabilities


Before the 2019 European Parliament elections, disability groups Sonček and Slovenian Disability Rights Association, and a law professor Jurij Toplak, called for legislative amendments for the recognition of the right to vote for persons with disabilities, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.[8] They also initiated proceedings with the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, which rejected three of their appeals.[9][10][11] They filed a complaint with the European Commission and asked for an infringement procedure.[12] As of September 2020, the procedure is ongoing.[13]

References


  1. "Mediana: pred volitvami najbolje kaže SDS in SLS, podpora vladi pada". siol.net (in Slovenian). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. "Če bi bile evropske volitve danes, bi zmagala lista SDS in SLS". www.24ur.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. "Bo SNS veliko presenečenje evropskih volitev?". www.24ur.com. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. "Desna sredina ostaja na čelu v Evropi, opazen vzpon skrajne desnice". www.rtvslo.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  5. "STA: Disabled take Slovenia to Human Rights Court over polling stations accessibility". english.sta.si. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  6. "STA: Disabled take Slovenia to Human Rights Court over polling stations accessibility". english.sta.si. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. "HUDOC - European Court of Human Rights". hudoc.echr.coe.int. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. "STA: Zveza Sonček za vrnitev volilne pravice osebam z intelektualno oviranostjo". www.sta.si. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  9. "Constitutional Court of Slovenia decision U-I-82/19" (PDF).
  10. "Constitutional Court of Slovenia decision U-I-151/19" (PDF).
  11. "Constitutional Court of Slovenia decision U-I-152/19" (PDF).
  12. Toplak, Jurij (7 September 2020). "Voting is every EU citizen's right, regardless of disability". www.euractiv.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  13. Toplak, Jurij (7 September 2020). "Voting is every EU citizen's right, regardless of disability". www.euractiv.com. Retrieved 13 September 2020.