Janez Jansa

Janez Jansa

Prime Minister of Slovenia
Date of Birth: 17.09.1958
Country: Slovenia

  1. Biography of Janez Janša
  2. Early Political Career
  3. Ministerial Positions
  4. Current Political Role

Biography of Janez Janša

Janez Janša is a Slovenian politician and the current Prime Minister of Slovenia. He was born on September 17, 1958, in Ljubljana. Janša graduated from the Faculty of Sociology, Political Science, and Journalism at the University of Ljubljana in 1982.

Early Political Career

At the age of 17, Janša joined the League of Communists, but he was expelled from the party in 1983 for being a "supporter of separatist ideas." In the same year, Janša and three colleagues from the newspaper "Mladina" were arrested for publications advocating for an independent and sovereign Slovenia. At that time, such activities were considered anti-state. He was released from prison when Slovenia gained independence.

Ministerial Positions

In the first government led by independent politician Janez Drnovšek (now the President of Slovenia), Janša served as the Minister of Defense for two years. However, due to disagreements with the Prime Minister, he resigned from his position. He later focused on party work and under his leadership, the Slovenian Democratic Party transformed into the leading right-wing force in the country.

Current Political Role

Janša currently leads the Slovenian Democratic Party and has recently achieved a significant victory in the parliamentary elections in early November. This success marked the first time the party has won since Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Janez Janša is married and has two children. He continues to play a prominent role in Slovenian politics, serving as the Prime Minister and working towards the development and progress of his country.