Do You, Janez Janša…

… take Urška Bačovnik to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?

He did.

(source: POP TV,

Former PM and current leader of the opposition Janez Janša finally married doctor Urška Bačovnik ending years of speculation about when and if the marriage will take place. Urška made her first public appearance alongside then-PM in late 2006, just as pengovsky started blogging (in Slovene, mind you!) and she immediately became a sort-of-leitmotif of

Anyhoo – they got hitched last Saturday in a picturesque church in Drežnica, a small village above Kobarid in Primorska region. The fact that Janša’s SDS held its annual summer get-together in the valley below was only an added bonus, providing scores of well-wishers. And it cut down in transportation and reception costs, as gulash was alredy being served. But this should be a powerful reminder to the bride that she will always have to share her husband with his party. Apparently, as he came out of the church, his first words were “You gotta try this!”

While I’m sure many would like to try Doc Urška, JJ probably didn’t mean that. But is also slightly unclear whether he had already “tried that” years ago, contrary to media reports that this is the first marriage both for Urška and Janez. Namely, several books which deal with late 80’s in Slovenia claim implicitly that Janša was married to Silva Predalilč, with whom he has two children. Silva was with him when he had it real bad in 1988 and then just sort of dissapeared from the radar…

But that’s water under the bridge. Now they are married and without being cynical about it, pengovsky wishes the newly-weds a long and happy marriage.

There is, however, still a question which intrigues me: When Janez and Urška play doctor and nurses – who gets to be the nurse? 😮

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2 thoughts on “Do You, Janez Janša…”

  1. Looks like he’s getting the better deal!

    …and I’d rather not think about who has control of the stethoscope, thank you.

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