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Ljubljana – Early voting in the European elections, which took place from Tuesday to Thursday, was attended by 59,097 voters in Slovenia, which is 3.7 percent of all eligible voters. The turnout in early voting was thus roughly twice as high as five years ago. Meanwhile, election activities of the candidates are coming to an end in Slovenia, as the election silence will start at midnight.

Candidates for the nine Slovenian seats in the new composition of the European Parliament, who will participate in the elections on 11 lists, used the last days of the election campaign to call voters to the polls, and they mostly concluded the campaign with final events and field visits, where they addressed voters directly, presenting their advantages and program. Most of them also addressed voters in the city center today.

In the last stage of the campaign, numerous pre-election confrontations took place, and as the election day approached, the rivalries among political competitors intensified.

An appeal by the leader of the opposition party SDS Janez Janša, that voters, except in specific cases, should not vote early but cast their votes on Sunday, met with a sharp response from the opposing political camp. In his opinion, the safeguarding of ballots cast in early voting is questionable. Such statements were strongly rejected by the coalition parties Freedom Movement and SD.

Polling stations in Slovenia, where voters will also decide on three referendums, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. (June 7)