The Positive Slovenia party of Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic, which won a surprise electoral victory, needs to persuade potential coalition partners the two- month-old party can tackle rising debts and a faltering economy.
Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic, whose party won Slovenia’s snap election last month, may fail to form a new government after smaller party said it won’t take part in a coalition, TV Slovenija reported, citing Gregor Virant, the head of the smaller party.
Slovenia’s largest opposition party, whose public support is tumbling, plans to ask lawmakers to back its candidate for premier next month to avert early elections as it seeks to topple the minority government.
Slovenian lawmakers will meet Dec. 21 for the first time since Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic won a snap election as the nation struggles to tackle rising debt to stave off a downgrade of its credit rating.
Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic, whose party won Dec. 4 snap elections, would repay debt maturing next year by using deposits from state-owned banks and selling new bonds should he succeed in forming a new government.
Slovenians began voting for a new government that will have to tackle a widening budget deficit, hold back rising debts and keep the first former communist nation to use the euro from slipping back into recession.
Mercator Poslovni Sistem d.d.’s sale to Croatian rival Agrokor d.d. was delayed after the second- largest investor in the Slovenian store chain postponed approval and opposition to the sale intensified.
Slovenia’s governing crisis deepened after lawmakers rejected premier-designate Zoran Jankovic, leaving the euro nation struggling with increasing debt and the threat of a cut to its sovereign credit rating.