The Slovenia Times

Procedure Leading to Parliament Dissolution Enters Final Stage



Although most parties want an early election as soon as possible, President Borut Pahor is not able to call an early election immediately.

Under Slovenia's legislation, the MPs now have another 48 hours to come up with a name by noon on Sunday and decide whether to launch one more round of talks on a potential PM-designate. The candidate can be nominated by a deputy group or a group of at least ten MPs.

Given that only two MPs were willing to endorse a potential candidate for PM-designate put forward in the second stage of the process by unaffiliated MP Ivan Vogrin, it is unlikely that a new candidate would be proposed.

The final decision will however be made at an extraordinary session on Sunday. If a PM-designate is indeed nominated, the parliament will take a vote on the candidate within 48 hours at the earliest and within a week at the latest.

The vote would be public and the nominee could be appointed PM with a simple majority.

However, under the more likely scenario, the parliament will take note again on Sunday that no new PM-designate nominee had been put forward and President Borut Pahor would dissolve the parliament and call an early election, which could be held on 13 July at the earliest.

Slovenia is looking for a new government after Prime Minister Alenka BratuĊĦek resigned on 8 May, following her defeat in the presidency vote in Positive Slovenia (PS) that led to a split in the formerly biggest parliamentary party.


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