The Slovenia Times

Delo says Pošta Slovenije developments might signal rift in coalition


Ljubljana - Commenting on the resignation of a Pošta Slovenije supervisor affiliated with the coalition New Slovenia (NSi), the newspaper Delo says on Friday that quarrelling on this matter might be the beginning of the end of the coalition, but only if there are bigger skeletons hiding in the closet.

According to Delo, the NSi decided to recall its supervisor out of caution as the Pošta Slovenije director general, affiliated with the ruling Democrats (SDS), is said to lack relevant experience and allegations of irregularities under his leadership have emerged.

But the coalition may face a serious rift only if there are bigger things at stake, bigger potential scandals, which the NSi would want to avoid to preserve its good reputation in the public.

The centre-left opposition is meanwhile planning to launch a parliamentary inquiry into the developments at the postal operator to establish if there are any traces of corruption or money flows leading back to the SDS or any other coalition party.

The period before the next election will be intense with opposition parties attacking the coalition and competing with each other. The success of planned ouster motions still hinges on the required 46 votes in parliament, adds Delo in The Magical Number 46.


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