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SNS leader says party's involvement in Janša coalition agreed


Jelinčič spoke to the STA after meeting the leader of the Democratic Party (SDS) yesterday, confirming that they talked about the platform, but said it was premature to talk about coalition agreements yet.

Echoing the position voiced yesterday, Jelinčič said that apart from his own party and New Slovenia (NSi), it would be best if the Janša-led coalition was joined by the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ).

Šarec, whose party came second in the 3 June election, has been in tentative coalition talks with four other centre-left parties plus the NSi, which, however, decided on Monday to quit the talks.

Jelinčič said next moves in the post-election developments would depend on Šarec's actions. He repeated that Šarec would be ill-advised to form a six-party coalition.

Jelinčič said he had already mentioned to Šarec that the best thing for him would be to join a Janša-led government, and he was planning to talk to him again.

Asked whether Janša set out a draft coalition agreement to him yesterday, considering that he had already sent the document to the NSi, Jelinčič said it was premature to talk about coalition agreements and that those would be topical when a government was being formed.

Janša, who also met the NSi yesterday, is expected to formally notify President Borut Pahor by 2 PM on Thursday whether he would be willing to accept a mandate to form a government.

The deadline for Pahor to nominate a prime minister-designate expires on Monday, after which a candidate may be put forward by a group of MPs.


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