STA, 21 August 2018 - The incoming government coalition is planning to upgrade the pension system and shore it up with a demographic fund in order to make it financially sustainable in the long run. Unofficial information obtained by the STA also indicates the partners plan to raise pensions and welfare benefits.
STA, 21 August 2018 - The election system and in particular the appointment of judges are in for some major changes under the future coalition. The STA has learnt that plans include a greater say for voters when it comes to determining which candidates make it to parliament as well as the end of judicial appointments by parliament.
STA, 20 August 2018 - Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša, who abstained from engaging in Friday's debate in parliament when Marjan Šarec was appointed prime minister-designate, labelled Šarec's appointment "another political scam" Slovenia had experienced since it declared independence.
STA, 17 August 2018 - Analysts Igor Pribac and Žiga Turk both highlighted in their response to Friday's parliamentary address by Marjan Šarec the newly appointed prime minister's listing of healthcare as the cabinet's top priority. Pribac believes healthcare will be the stand or fall issue for the new government.
STA, August 17 2018 - Parliament appointed Marjan Šarec prime minister-designate on Friday. The political novice on the national stage, who is forming a minority government consisting of five centre-left parties supported by the Left, was backed in a 55:31 vote.
STA, 16 August 2018 - The National Assembly will meet on Friday to appoint Marjan Šarec, 40, prime minister-designate in secret ballot. Before the vote, he is to present the new government's agenda to the MPs, who could also vote on a new parliamentary speaker.
STA, 14 August 2018 - Five prominent public figures have addressed an open letter to MPs ahead of Friday's vote in which Marjan Šarec is expected to be appointed prime minister-designate, putting forward two alternative proposals to form a government.
The key point is this: if the Left is part of the opposition then it has an oversight role that it wouldn't have as part of the coalition, but by offering to support the coalition it seems to give up it's oversight duty. Much more detail follows below...
STA, 14 August 2018 - Matej Tonin reiterated his pledge on Tuesday to step aside as speaker of parliament "on the day when a new government will be sworn in", asserting that such was the deal when he was appointed on 22 June. However, if the incoming coalition change their minds, he will not defy them.