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Voters opt for change as run-offs deliver serial surprises

Maribor/Koper/Kranj/Kamnik/Jesenice, 2 December - Slovenian voters appear to have opted for change in the mayoral run-off on Sunday as they showed many incumbents the door to usher in newcomers that promised a sea-change in the way their communities are managed.

Koper
Incumbent Koper Mayor Boris Popovič worried while awaiting results at the campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Koper
Incumbent Koper Mayor Boris Popovič worried while awaiting results at the campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Koper
Incumbent Koper Mayor Boris Popovič speaking to reporters while awaiting results at the campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Koper
Incumbent Koper Mayor Boris Popovič speaking to reporters while awaiting results at the campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Maribor
Franc Kangler speaks to reporters after he concedes defeat to Saša Arsenovič in the Maribor mayoral run-off.
Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

Koper
Aleš Bržan celebrates after surprisingly winning the mayorship in Koper.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Koper
Aleš Bržan celebrates after surprisingly winning the mayorship in Koper.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Koper
Aleš Bržan (right) celebrates after surprisingly winning the mayorship in Koper.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Maribor
Businessman Saša Arsenovič in his campaign headquarters as it became clear he won the mayoral run-off in Maribor.
Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
Franc Kangler speaks to reporters after he concedes defeat to Saša Arsenovič in the Maribor mayoral run-off.
Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
Franc Kangler speaks to reporters after he concedes defeat to Saša Arsenovič in the Maribor mayoral run-off.
Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

Maribor
maribor mayoral candidate Saša Arsenovič casts his ballot in the mayoral run-off.
Photo: Andreja Sršen Dobaj/STA

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