The new name of the party will be known, which will be led by Robert Golob, the core team and the program

At the Z.dej party congress, the current party president Jure Leben resigned, and Robert Golob was elected president.


In addition to Robert Golob, who took over the position of party president, the core team will also include Urška Klakočar Zupančič, Matej Arčon and Mirta Koželj.

The political party Z.dej is under new leadership Roberta Goloba renamed the Freedom Movement. According to Golob, they chose the name because they want to emphasize that the party is a civil society movement and that they emphasize “that people need to be brought back into politics.”

In an interview with Odmeve TV Slovenija, Golob was also responsible for the selection of former judge Klakočar Zupančičeva, who left the judiciary after a dispute with the current government. Asked if this was a message that it was a party of people who had problems with the current government, he said that it was rather a message that the party is “a movement of people who believe in the same values, and these are certainly values ​​that are not in line with the governing policy “. “Some of them are victims of the ruling politics, but not all.” He denied that anyone would persuade him to run: “Mr. Janša probably has the most credit for his authoritative way of governing and for destroying all social subsystems.”

In addition to Golob, the core team also includes the former mayor of Nova Gorica Matej Arčon, Mirta Koželj and a lawyer Urška Klakočar Zupančič, who took over the role of vice-president of the party.

Among the program starting points, Golob highlighted the climate agenda as the most important, as it is “most crucial for the future of Slovenia and our children“. In addition to the climate agenda, he also highlighted the health crisis and intergenerational dialogue.

The party’s vice-president Klakočar Zupančič emphasized that in addition to the climate agenda, the party’s core values ​​will be: “respect, freedom, democracy, and we will also work to restore the rule of law”.

Leben resigned as party president

At the congress is the president of the Green Action Party, a former environment minister jure life, resigned. At the same time, he stressed that by resigning from the party leadership, he does not deviate from the fundamental values ​​of the party, which are “Freedom, respect, democracy and tolerance.”

He added that “the path of environmental protection an individual cannot walk alone” and that the community is therefore important, as is the case with politics: “Politics is not the art of one man. Politics is the art of community, the work of community for community.”

“I am proud of this and I am even more proud that the potential of our party has been recognized by the greatest challenger Janez Janša and the current coalition of evil and darkness. I have great respect for Dr. Golob and know that with him our country, our environment and our values ​​will be safe. I urge everyone to support him today to lead us together in the decisive elections of our generation. Our generation will be the one to retire the politics of evil and darkness! ” concluded Leben.

Who are the members and allies of the Freedom Movement?

Among Golob’s potential political allies, several names have been mentioned in recent days. The dismissed president of the management board of Elektro Ljubljana is expected to join Golob in the party Andrej Ribič and an unaffiliated Member Janja Sluga and Jurij Lep. The servant was once part of the SMC parliamentary group, and Lep was elected to the National Assembly on the Desus party list.

In the core group of Golob is Matej Arčon, the former mayor of Nova Gorica, who ran as an independent candidate in the 2018 elections, but was not re-elected. Also among Golob’s closest associates is Urška Klakočar Zupančič, a former Ljubljana district judge who, with critical notes on Janez Janša on her Facebook wall, she upset members of his SDS and found herself in disciplinary proceedings. Klakočar Zupančič acquitted the disciplinary court in April last year, but she left the judiciary at the end of August.

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