Jansa’s Slovenian Democratic Party Ahead in Pre-Election Poll

Slovenian opposition leader Janez Jansa’s party would take the most votes in this week’s early elections after Premier Borut Pahor was toppled because of disagreements over changing the pension system.

The Slovenian Democratic Party boosted its lead to 35.5 percent from 25 percent two weeks ago, according to a Nov. 22-24 Delo Stik poll released on Nov. 26 by the Delo newspaper. Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic’s party would come in second with 22.7 percent and Pahor’s Social Democrats would take 10.6 percent. The survey of 1,018 people had no margin of error.

Slovenia’s next government will need to tackle the euro region’s worsening fiscal position that has pushed its borrowing costs to a record high as the debt crisis in Europe intensifies.

The export-driven economy may also slide into recession as the savings measure by European governments cut demand and the debt crisis impacts confidence among consumers and companies.

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