STA, 22 June 2018 - In what could be indicating a future rainbow coalition in Slovenia, Marjan Šarec of the election runner-up LMŠ has announced the LMŠ along with centre-left parties will join forces with the centre-right New Slovenia (NSi) to propose NSi head Matej Tonin for temporary parliamentary speaker. Tonin said he had the support of all parties bar the Left.
STA, 22 June 2018 - The left-leaning weekly Mladina says in its latest commentary it is sick of hearing from all governments certain "lies and stupidities" which actually have a great impact on the fate of the country, saying that some things are simply not true, while politicians believe in them, and the media are constantly reproducing them.
STA, 21 June - The five centre-left parties are yet to agree on the candidate for the speaker ahead of Friday's maiden session of parliament with Marjan Šarec telling reporters on Thursday that several names were at play.
STA, 21 June 2018 - The newly elected MPs will hold an inaugural session on Friday, at which the new speaker should be elected. However, comments after Monday's meeting of the temporary heads of deputy groups suggest the appointment of the speaker is not likely, as there is still no semblance of a future coalition.
STA, 19 June 2018 - The head of the National Party (SNS), Zmago Jelinčič, met on Tuesday the election runner-up Marjan Šarec, saying after the meeting that he and the party of Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec had much in common, while adding that a centre-left coalition that could potentially be built around Šarec was a coalition of personal interest.
STA, 17 June 2018 - Democrats (SDS) leader and potential Slovenian PM-designate Janez Janša met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Saturday. The SDS said Janša paid a private visit to Orban in the company of his wife, while the meeting in Hungary's parliament building also included a conference call with US President Donald Trump.
Rather than forming a coalition, the person leading the party with the highest share of the vote in the 2018 elections, Janez Janša, seems to be more interested in making changes to the electoral system.
STA, 11 June 2018 - Slovenian voters cast 2,473 valid general election ballots at diplomatic and consular offices abroad. The largest number of votes, 720, went to the election winner, the Democrats (SDS), while another right-leaning party, New Slovenia (NSi), came second with 438 votes, the National Electoral Commission said on Monday.
Perhaps the best, and certainly most foul-mouthed, commentator on the Slovene political scene in English goes by the name Pengovsky, who published his analysis of the election results just before the weekend.
STA, 7 June 2018 - President Borut Pahor argues in an interview for Primorske novice, published before his post-election meeting today with the relative winner Janez Janša of the Democrats (SDS), that it would be more useful "and easier for everyone if the winner of the election is successful in his effort to form a government".