Slovenia’s health situation causes political turmoil

Gantar is currently the acting leader of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS, RE), which will appoint a new president during the party congress on 28 November. [Shutterstock/GStamenov]

While Slovenian Health Minister Tomaž Gantar confirmed he had proposed that the government introduce stricter epidemiological measures than those currently in force, other ministers oppose this.

Gantar said, however, that he will not step down because of this.

Gantar is currently the acting leader of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS, RE), which will appoint a new president during the party congress on 28 November.

The party’s new president will likely be former Foreign Minister and former party president Karl Erjavec, who has already held separate meetings with Prime Minister Janez Janša and Jože P. Damijan, a potential candidate for prime minister of the opposition coalition.

If DeSUS leaves the coalition, the government will lose its majority in parliament.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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