Prime Minister of Slovenia Says ‘Pretty Clear’ Trump Won

November 4, 2020 Updated: November 4, 2020

The prime minister of Slovenia, the home country of First Lady Melania Trump, has congratulated President Donald Trump on what he described as a clear victory in the U.S. presidential election.

“It’s pretty clear that American people have elected @realDonaldTrump @Mike_Pence for #4moreyears,” Prime Minister Janez Jansa wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning, as ballots continued to be counted in a presidential race that remained too close to call.

“More delays and facts denying from #MSM, bigger the final triumph for #POTUS. Congratulations @GOP for strong results across the #U.S.,” he said.

Jansa, a conservative politician who leads the ruling Slovenian Democratic Party, has voiced his support for President Trump in the run-up to the election.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Officials are still counting votes in several key battleground states that could decide the outcome of the election.

Twitter placed a notice on this post, which reads, “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”

Born Melanija Knavs in 1970, Melania Trump grew up in Slovenia when the tiny Alpine country was still part of the Communist-ruled former Yugoslavia.

Her father was a member of the Communist Party, but had his daughter secretly baptized by a Catholic priest.

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Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (R) welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of their meeting in Bled, on Aug. 13, 2020. (Jure Makovec /Pool /AFP via Getty Images)

From the age of 5, Melania worked as a model, first in Slovenia, and then in Milan and Paris, before moving to New York, where she met Donald Trump, a businessman and celebrity 24 years her senior.

After Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Slovenia underwent a tourism boom partly because it was the native country of America’s new first lady.

Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. It became the first former Yugoslav republic to join the European Union in May 2004, shortly after joining NATO.

Prime Minister Jansa is opposed to mass immigration, and has pledged to build border fences to keep out migrants and boost benefits for families with children.

Jeff Minick, Reuters, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.