Slovenian Public Service Television (RTV) reported Monday evening that the censure proposal by the Slovenian opposition for sacking the right-wing coalition government led by Janez Jansa failed.
After 11 hours of heated debate, 40 deputies supported the motion of censure and opposed the government 7. A total of 53 votes were cast, of which six were invalid. Replacing the government would require 46 votes in favor of the 90-member parliament.
The proposal was put forward by former Prime Minister Marjan Sarik’s party, Marjan Sarik’s party (LMS), Social Democrats (SD), left-wing (Levika) and ex-Prime Minister Alinka Pratusk’s party (SAB), and the Democratic Party of Slovenian Retirees. (DeSUS) on Wednesday because they say the government will not be able to deal with the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, MTI wrote.
Karl Ergavi, the retired party leader and candidate for prime minister from the opposition parties, said that they have spoken out against the authoritarian regime. He expressed his belief that members of the European Parliament would have the opportunity to vote in favor of a “normal and democratic” Slovenia. In Parliament on Monday, Yaniz Cansa dismissed the left-wing opposition’s allegations, calling the initiative a “devastating farce.”
In the general elections in early June 2018, the right-wing Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) led by Jansa won 25 seats but was unable to form a government. Then, in early August, Saric, president of the LMS, candidate for prime minister was elected by the Slovenian Parliament. The five-party coalition he formed was formed to prevent Jansa from forming a government, and a minority governed all the time.
In February 2020, Sarec resigned on the grounds of the coalition dispute, and in March, Parliament authorized Jansa to form the government.
The four parties in the new transitional government coalition, SDS, New Christian Democratic Party of Slovenia (NSi), Modern Central Party (SMC) and DeSUS – the latter two were also members of the previous government – had 46 members of parliament, but as of mid-December of last year A retired party withdrew from the coalition government after Ergavi was re-elected to head the party. DeSUS has five representatives.
However, the government has not lost its majority in the legislature because it is also supported from abroad by three members of the right-wing opposition Slovene National People’s Party (SNS) and two members from national minorities, plus a representative of DeSUS, who is excluded from the party.
In Slovenia, the next parliamentary elections are scheduled for 2022.