LJUBLJANA – MPs in a panic trying to form the new government

President Borut Pahor will consult with political parties today to have a clearer picture of the future political moves in Slovenia. While the presidents of DeSUS and NSi are advocating snap elections and most of their MPs are working to form a new coalition, 60% of the general public want new elections as soon as possible, according to a survey conducted by daily Dnevnik.

  • LMŠ (RE), the party of Prime Minister Šarec: 23 MPs (now 13)
  • SDS (EPP), leading opposition party: 22 MPs (26) 
  • Levica (radical left): 12 MPs (9)
  • NSi (EPP): 11 MPs (7) 
  • SD (S&D), Social Democrats: 10 MPs (10)

Two more parties can pass the threshold, SNS (radical right) and DeSUS (RE) and each get 5 MPs (now 3 and 5). 

But a lot of current MPs are aware there will be no place for them on party lists. DeSUS has a new president, NSi also, and SMC will not even have one MP. So they are trying their best to find a formula for a new coalition within the current Parliament. “Voters will see that new faces are not the right solution for the state”, said one of them. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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