The Slovenia Times

Opposition to File Motion to Oust Interior Minister



With the support of the People's Party (SLS), the motion has the ten deputy signatures needed and the biggest opposition Democrats (SDS) are also to decide on their support today.

NSi president Ljudmila Novak said SLS president Franc Bogovič had confirmed the support of his party, which has six deputies in the National Assembly, however Novak did not wish to reveal the final number of signatures.

The SLS and SDS had doubts about the content of the motion, which has now been trimmed by two points to include "attempts to threaten the system of local government", signing of "documents harmful for the state without legal background" in strike negotiations and public sector pay, and suspected corruption in special discounted tickets he received with the state-owned airline.

Bogovič argued that he supported the motion especially because Virant was harming the life and work of Slovenian municipalities and rural areas.

He added that he expected the support also from the SDS, as the motion was compacted to the points where they believe the most harm is being done.

While the SDS is still debating the support to the motion, SDS deputy Andrej Vizjak expressed strong criticism of the interior minister today, over inevitable pay cuts in the public sector he promised would not happen and over silent regionalisation behind the parliament's back.


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