“The opposition party of former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who tumbled out of politics amid a 2013 bribery conviction that was later overturned, has a slight lead among voters before this spring’s elections, a poll showed.

Jansa’s Slovenian Democratic Party, known as SDS, has 15.8 percent support, followed by a group backing former presidential candidate Marjan Sarec, who lost to incumbent Borut Pahor in a November election, with 12.9 percent, according to the Jan. 1-4 survey by pollster Delo Stik published on Monday. Sarec, a comedian-turned-mayor, has not formally established a party. The Social Democrats were third with 12. 1 percent, while Prime Minister Miro Cerar’s Party of the Modern Center was fourth with 8 percent.” (Bloomberg)