Slovenia election results confirm center-left win

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Posted: Dec 13, 2011 9:48 AM
Slovenia election results confirm center-left win

Slovenian election officials say final results of the country's snap election have confirmed the surprise victory of the center-left Positive Slovenia party.

The state electoral commission said Tuesday the party won 28.5 percent of the ballots, or 28 seats in the 90-member parliament. That is not enough for Positive Slovenia to form a government on its own.

The results of the Dec. 4 ballot show the conservatives of ex-prime minister Janez Jansa trailing with 26.2 percent, or 26 seats. The outgoing Social Democrats were third with 10.5 percent, or 10 seats, and another newly formed party led by former government minister Gregor Virant, is fourth with 8.4 percent or 8 seats.

The election was called in September after the government was toppled over economic problems and corruption allegations.