Ljubljana – The National Assembly voted on Wednesday to confirm the appointment of Social Democrats (SD) vice president Matjaž Nemec as member of the European Parliament. He will take the seat vacated by the SD leader Tanja Fajon as she was elected to the National Assembly in the 24 April general election.
Of the 82 present deputies, 81 voted in favour of Nemec’s appointment for the MEP until the end of the current term in 2024, and one voted against.
Nemec came in third among the SD’s candidates in the 2019 European Parliament election. Fajon and Milan Brglez ended up going to Brussels.
Fajon cannot serve both as an MEP and a Slovenian MP as the posts are incompatible, and her term as MEP ended last Friday when the new National Assembly was formally inaugurated.
The SD president is slated to be appointed the foreign minister. In this case, she will be replaced in the National Assembly by Jonas Žnidaršič, a popular TV host and actor.