Who is the presidential candidate Gregor Bezenšek Jr.? Why is he associated with a sect?

For the first time in the history of Slovenia, one of the candidates who managed to gather the necessary support from voters resigned. What is hidden behind the bizarre political story of Gregor Bezenšek Jr.


Evidence of threats from the electoral headquarters of Gregor Bezenšek Jr. he did not present himself, nor did he file any report with the police.

Ajda Bezenšek Špetič and Nejc Jelen


Nejc Jelen and Ajda Bezenšek Špetič also worked in the electoral headquarters.

A musician Gregor Bezenšek Jr explained yesterday that he decided to withdraw from the candidacy for the president of our country. In a press statement, he stated that lately he has been subjected to extreme pressure, hostile messages and threats due to his candidacy. He did not want to explain what kind, but in the electoral headquarters they announce that, if necessary, they will also take action through official institutions. “I strongly condemn and firmly oppose any hate speech and any aggression,” Bezenšek said in a statement to the media after withdrawing his consent to the candidacy. Especially in the last week, as he explained, he received aggressive and direct threats, and in this position, for him, “the border clearly and loudly crossed”.

Threats to the candidate and protection of the family

“I have a wife, a daughter and a three-month-old son at home, and I cannot in any way allow hatred to interfere in the pores of our family life in any way, so I have made the decision to withdraw from the candidacy for the presidency,” added Bezenšek, who came to the State Election Commission (DVK) accompanied by security guards. Bezenšek’s election headquarters do not want to explain what exactly the threats were, leader Nejc Jelen but yesterday he asserted that the threats also went through “in the direction of physical violence, elimination”. He added that they take threats very seriously, and if necessary, they will also take appropriate action with the competent official institutions.

Where do the threats come from?

It is quite unusual that the threats and pressures, which were supposed to endanger the entire family, were not reported to the law enforcement authorities. There was also no indication of where these serious threats were coming from. Given that public opinion polls did not give Bezenšek any chance of success, it is hard to imagine that supporters of any of the other candidates would be behind the mentioned threats.

However, Bezenšek, or rather the organization he works for, has had quite a few misunderstandings with the local community from which he comes in the past. Thus, on the Facebook page of the Eksena Education Center, we can find a video statement from a listener The hand of Mastnak, who helped collect signatures in support of the candidacy of Gregor Bezenšek Jr. In his statement, Mastnak describes an incident in which he was accused by a Šentjur citizen that the circle of people gathered around the Eksena association was a sect. The citizen is said to have strengthened her conviction by declaring that she would rather cut off her hand than support Bezenška Jr.

How is the former presidential candidate connected to Eksena?

Gregor Bezenšek is employed in the family company Xena, doo, from Šentjur. He runs the company Ksenija Pečnik (Gregor Bezenšek’s mother) with her husband Mirano Pečnik. There are several units within the company. Among them is the design studio Media Vibre, where Gregor works, and the Viljem Julijan private kindergarten, which is run by Ksenija Pečnik and where Gregor’s wife works Ninaand the Eksena Educational Center, which offers education in the field of relationships and where his sister is employed Buckwheat Bezenšek Špetič, who included her in his electoral staff. As Bezenšek said during his candidacy, the story of their family business has been in the making for a long time, and this year they are celebrating their 20th anniversary. In addition to formal education, the employees, including all family members, have completed several years of education in the field of relationships according to the Eksen theory, which was co-created by Gregor’s mother, Ksenija Pečnik. The exclusive official representative of this theory is the Eksena Educational Center, and the basics of the theory are described in the book The Value of Failure by Ksenia Pečnik (formerly Bezenšek).

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Society Viljem Julijan

After his son’s death, Bezenšek and his team started the charity organization Viljem Julijan.

Accusations of compatriots

The accusations leveled at the association and the Eksena Educational Center are not new. Years ago, we also received several letters to the editorial office, which alerted us to the unusual happenings in the Eksena society and asked us to check what was happening in Šentjur, saying that a sect was operating there. When we addressed several journalistic questions to the association, Dr. Nejc Jelen, the current head of Gregor Bezenšek’s election campaign, rejected all accusations and attributed them to the envy and ignorance of fellow citizens. The record of Dr. Jelena from 2019, when the Vilijem Julijan Association, which also belongs to the Eksena “ecosystem”, organized a nationwide march with red balloons in support of children with rare diseases. »Unfortunately, we experienced that, apart from our friends from all over Slovenia, not a single fellow countryman joined the march,” wrote Jelen at the time and added: “Viljem Julijan and his family did not receive a single bit of support or sympathy in their hometown in a situation of the worst human hardship and tragedy. But there was a lot of slander and even condescension towards the parents, while the child was dying in their arms at home.”

No evidence

Even then, Jelen claimed that individual residents of Šentjur were harming society: “I saw some messages that were full of lies of manufactured hatred and that made my blood run cold.” We also know this firsthand, as many important and influential people called us and told us this.” In the sequel, Jelen even wrote that there was supposed to be a plan to expel them from Šentjur. But just as with Bezenšek’s resignation yesterday, he did not present any proof, any note, message, quote or photo.

Source: Svet24.si by novice.svet24.si.

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