RTVS: Slovenia will have a new president. What decided the victory of Natasha Pirc Musar?

Nataša Pirc Musar won Sunday's second round of the presidential election, receiving 54% of the votes. She defeated her rival, former Foreign Minister Andrej Logar. Musar will replace current president Borut Pahor, who has been unable to run for two terms. Our analyst Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office, also commented on the situation.

The key reason why Nataša Pirc Musar won is that she was really authentic in the campaign, proved that she is an independent candidate and convinced voters that she will try to calm down the politically very polarised atmosphere that has prevailed in Slovenia in the last few years. The election results were just further proof of how dissatisfied Slovenians were with the previous populist government.

You can listen to the whole interview here. 

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Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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