STA, 10 August 2018 - The Left and five parties involved in coalition talks have initialled a cooperation protocol paving the way for the appointment of Marjan Šarec as prime minister-designate and for the formation of a minority government. The Left (Levica) will also provide votes for Social Democrat (SD) president Dejan Židan to become parliamentary speaker.
STA, 8 August 2018 - The National Assembly is expected to take a vote on Marjan Šarec's bid to become Slovenia's next prime minister on 17 August. If he musters an absolute majority in the secret ballot, he will need to submit his cabinet to parliament by 1 September with the vote on the team to take place between 11 and 14 September.
STA, 6 August - Marjan Šarec said after Monday's coalition-building talks that the five parties involved in the talks would nominate him prime minister-designate on Wednesday. Šarec expects the Left to endorse the nomination in the National Assembly as well. The parties also want SocDems head Dejan Židan appointed parliamentary speaker.
STA, 5 August 2018 - President Borut Pahor issued a call for political unity in a speech Sunday marking the 150th anniversary of a proto-independence movement, noting that the nation needed to know how to stand together so as to better withstand major historical shifts when they occur.
STA, 2 August 2018 - In his first comment to the second round of coalition talks led by Marjan Šarec, Janez Janša did not rule out the possibility on Thursday that Slovenia would get a weak government, but he said it would not last.
STA, 1 August -2018 Prospective prime minister-designate Marjan Šarec has said a minority government is an option after the Left decided to stay out of a centre-left coalition, but there are also indications that he may seek broader support despite now being rejected both by the Left and New Slovenia (NSi).
STA, 31 July 2018 - The Left has decided not to join a fledgling five-member coalition led by Marjan Šarec, but it is willing to endorse a minority government in exchange for the realisation of selected projects it deems are a priority.
STA, 30 July 2018 - After nearly 14 hours of talks with the five centrist parties on Sunday, The Left (Levica) will decide on Monday whether to resume talks on the remaining open issues and help Marjan Šarec form a coalition government.
STA, 25 July - After the conservative party New Slovenia (NSi) declined to return to coalition talks with the five centre-left parties led by Marjan Šarec, his party extended an invitation to the Left to join the talks, which Šarec said would be conducted in "good faith".