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Slovene Ex-Comedian’s Party Takes Lead in Poll Before Elections

  • Party of failed presidential candidate Sarec has 19% support
  • Prime Minister Cerar’s Modern Center Party falls to fourth

A party led by a former comedian who has vowed to sweep Slovenia’s political elite from power took the lead in opinion polls before summer general elections.

The List party led by Marjan Sarec, a comic-turned-mayor who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Borut Pahor in November presidential elections, would get 19 percent of the vote if elections were held now, according to a survey by Delo Stik on Monday. The Slovenian Democratic Party led by former Prime Minister Janesz Jansa was second with 14 percent, while Prime Minister Miro Cerar’s Modern Center Party fell to fourth with 6 percent.