Earlier, in a video address broadcast during the pro-government rally, Jansa claimed he is the victim of "lies, deceit and propaganda" by unidentified left-leaning groups, which have "robbed our country" in the past.

His supporters unveiled a huge Slovenian flag and played national folk songs.

"We are here because we care about this country," said Franc Mihar, a 33-year-old supporter from the town of Kranj.

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Jovana Gec in Belgrade, Serbia; Dusan Stojanovic, in Bled, Slovenia; and Amer Cohadzic in Ljubljana, contributed to this report.

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