Left members voting on whether to join coalition

Ljubljana – The Left has launched a vote among members on whether it should join the coalition after the party’s council initialled a coalition agreement with the Freedom Movement and the Social Democrats (SD).

The members have one week starting on Monday to cast their votes in a secret ballot, the party said on Sunday. The result will be declared once the mail-in ballots have been received.

The party said it had managed to include “some of our key programme objectives” in the coalition agreement and secured three portfolios dealing with issues highlighted as essential during the campaign: economic democracy, housing, and long-term care.

It noted that it was “aware of the responsibility and the gravity of the effort” ahead but would “strive to do our best.”