Social Democrats (SD)

Social Democrats (SD). The Social Democrats are the descendants of the Slovene branch of the Yugoslav League of Communists. The party emerged as the largest following the first free elections in Slovenia in 1990 but went into opposition as other parties locked it out of power. The party was subsequently surpassed by the Liberal Democracy […]

Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS)

Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS). The SDS is Slovenia’s main centre-right party. Originally a centre-left party, the party moved progressively rightwards under its leader Janez Jansa and received some support from the Catholic Church. The party is a fairly typical European conservative party. The party is broadly pro-market and socially conservative. Despite this the SDS has […]