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23 Jun 2018, 09:41 AM

STA, 22 June 2018 - Matej Tonin, the 34-year-old leader of the conservative party New Slovenia (NSi), was elected speaker of parliament by a near unanimous vote at the inaugural session on Friday in a cross-partisan bid designed to break the deadlock after neither right nor left bloc won a clear majority in the 3 June election. 

22 Jun 2018, 15:58 PM

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. 

21 Jun 2018, 17:56 PM

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. 

21 Jun 2018, 12:12 PM

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. 

19 Jun 2018, 16:48 PM

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. 

You can read more about the SNS’ anti-migrant, anti-elite platform here, while Šarec’s is here

13 Jun 2018, 19:11 PM

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. 

11 Jun 2018, 12:28 PM

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. 

11 Jun 2018, 08:40 AM

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. 

05 Jun 2018, 20:21 PM

A case to explain Slovenian election system. 

05 Jun 2018, 09:30 AM

STA, 4 June 2018 - The general election reactions by some of Slovenia's leading commentators share the concern of major coalition building problems. While some are raising the prospect of a repeat election, the commentaries outline a wide array of different government scenarios. 

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