The Slovenia Times

Junior Coalition DL to Decide on Future Participation in Govt


DL head Gregor Virant said immediately after the report was presented to the public that both Janša and opposition leader Zoran Janković should step down for not being able to account for all their assets in recent years.

However, Janša turned to his party for support and called on the other coalition partners to decide by Monday whether or not they want to stay in the coalition.

The fate of the coalition will therefore be indicated by today's decision of the DL's council. Virant asserted in the past days that the party was unified, but unofficial sources said they were divided on whether or not they should leave the coalition.

Several possible scenarios are meanwhile being discussed by the media, from keeping the incumbent coalition as it is to a snap election. A technical government is not very likely, as the SDS has already denied its support for such a proposal.

A likely option is that the SDS would be asked to put forward a new PM, while the coalition would remain intact.

The People's Party (SLS) has not made its decision yet and the executive committee of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) will convene on Monday.

The only coalition party that has expressed support to Janša so far is New Slovenia (NSi), but its head Ljudmila Novak said yesterday that a new PM could be an acceptable solution.

DeSUS head Karl Erjavec said in the past days that the party was open to all options, but that Janša should step down if the accusations against him were true.


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