Janez Janša

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Janez Janša
Janša in 2021
Prime Minister of Slovenia
In office
3 March 2020 – 1 June 2022
PresidentBorut Pahor
Preceded byMarjan Šarec
Succeeded byRobert Golob
In office
10 February 2012 – 20 March 2013
PresidentDanilo Türk
Borut Pahor
Preceded byBorut Pahor
Succeeded byAlenka Bratušek
In office
3 December 2004 – 21 November 2008
PresidentJanez Drnovšek
Danilo Türk
Preceded byAnton Rop
Succeeded byBorut Pahor
President-in-Office of the European Council
In office
1 January 2008 – 30 June 2008
Preceded byJosé Sócrates
Succeeded byNicolas Sarkozy
Minister of Defence
In office
7 June 2000 – 30 November 2000
Prime MinisterAndrej Bajuk
Preceded byFranci Demšar
Succeeded byAnton Grizold
In office
16 May 1990 – 29 March 1994
Prime MinisterLojze Peterle
Janez Drnovšek
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJelko Kacin
Leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party
Assumed office
May 1993
Preceded byJože Pučnik
Member of the National Assembly
for Grosuplje
Assumed office
8 April 1990
Personal details
Ivan Janša

(1958-09-17) 17 September 1958 (age 65)
Grosuplje, Slovenia, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Political partyLeague of Communists (before 1985)
Slovenian Democratic Union (1989–1991)
Slovenian Democratic Party (1991–present)
Spouse(s)Silva Predalič
Urška Bačovnik (m. 2009)
EducationUniversity of Ljubljana

Ivan Janša (born 17 September 1958), better known as Janez Janša, is a Slovenian politician. He served as prime minister from 2004 to 2008, 2012 to 2013 and from 2020 to 2022.[1] He has been the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) since 1993. He was also Minister of Defence (1990–1994, 2000). He was born in Grosuplje.

His political views are seen as right-wing populism.[2][3][4] His style of politics has been compared to former U.S. President Donald Trump.[5][6] After the 2020 United States presidential election, Janša declared Trump the winner, and supported conspiracy theories about the election.[7][8]

Janša is a close ally of Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán.[9]

Janša lost his fourth bid for prime minister in April 2022 to the Freedom Movement party led by Robert Golob.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ministers in the Janez Janša government". Ljubljana: STA. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. "Slovenian strongman back at EU top table". POLITICO. 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  3. "Slovenian NGOs Facing Eviction Claim Jansa Wants Them Silenced". Balkan Insight. 2020-10-28. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  4. "Anti-immigration SDS party wins Slovenian election". POLITICO. 2018-06-04. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  5. "Slovenian premier endorses Trump's reelection, joins vothers". AP NEWS. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  6. Janeiro, Shaun Walker Tom Phillips in Rio de; Paris, Jon Henley in (2020-11-11). "End of Trump era deals heavy blow to rightwing populist leaders worldwide". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  7. "Even as a loser, Trump stirs unrest in Europe". POLITICO. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  8. Peel, Michael (13 November 2020). "Europe's Biden-deniers suggest Trump's political legacy can live on". Financial Times. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  9. "Slovenian survivor targets victory à la Orbán – POLITICO". June 2018.
  10. Lihtenvalner, Katja (April 25, 2022). "Slovenia's populist PM loses election to environmentalist party". Reuters. CNN.