A Look at the Nationalist Štajerska Garda…

In April 2022 Slovenia’s far-right politician Janez Janša was voted out in the country’s general election. He was replaced by Robert Golob, a social democrat, who formed a coalition with several smaller left-wing parties. Observers hail this as a victory over the far-right in Slovenia. The country is known for being a bastion of liberal thought in an otherwise volatile region. But the 2020 election of Janša, a nationalist who is close to Hungary’s Viktor Orban, appeared to be a symptom of a wider rising far-right movement across Europe. Now with the most recent election, a sense of normality has returned.

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