Slovenia right-wing politician gets 3-month suspended jail
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has slapped a three-month suspended jail sentence on the country's main right-wing politician for insulting two female journalists.
The court in the central town of Celje said Friday that the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Jansa, also must pay the costs of the proceedings stemming from the 2016 incident.
Moderate parties in Slovenia sign deal to form government
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Five moderate parties have signed an agreement to form a center-left government in Slovenia, sidelining a right-wing group that won most votes during an inconclusive election in June.
The parties formally signed a coalition deal Wednesday to join a minority government led by Prime Minister-designate Marjan Sarec, a former comedian-turned politician.
Former comedian appointed Slovenia’s premier designate
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election was appointed prime minister designate on Friday.
The political novice on the national stage, Marjan Sarec, who will propose a minority government consisting of five center-left parties, was backed in a 55-31 vote in Parliament.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election was proposed on Wednesday as prime minister-designate, more than two months after the inconclusive vote.
The candidacy of 40-year-old Marjan Sarec was formally put forward by five moderate parties — including his own Marjan Sarec list — in a bid to break a political deadlock after weeks of negotiations.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly elected a conservative as the country's new parliamentary speaker as talks continued on forming a coalition government after this month's inconclusive election.
Matej Tonin from the New Slovenia party won support Friday from 80 of the 90 lawmakers in the assembly, with only nine votes against. Tonin said his election could be only temporary, until more is known on who will form the new government.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian lawmakers will convene next week for the first time since an election earlier this month which saw a right-wing party make strong gains.
President Borut Pahor on Friday scheduled the inaugural session of Slovenia's newly-elected parliament for June 22, paving the way for the formation of a future government.
None of the parties won an outright majority in the 90-member assembly in the June 3 vote, meaning that a coalition government has to be formed.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's leading right-wing politician, whose party won most votes at last weekend's parliamentary election, said Thursday he will try to form a coalition government even though most parliamentary groups have ruled out an alliance with him.
Former prime minister Janez Jansa met with President Borut Pahor, who formally appoints the prime minister-designate in the small European Union nation.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president said Monday he will offer a mandate to form the government to a right-wing opposition leader whose party won most votes at weekend parliamentary elections in the European Union nation.
Borut Pahor said that former prime minister Janez Jansa should be given a chance to gather a parliamentary majority after his anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party won some 25 percent of the vote on Sunday.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A right-wing opposition party led by a former Slovenian prime minister won the most votes in Slovenia's parliamentary election Sunday, but not enough to form a government on its own, according to preliminary results.
The State Election Commission said after counting some 90 percent of the ballots that Janez Jansa's Slovenian Democratic Party received around 25 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment List of Marjan Sarec trailed in second place with over 12 percent.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian voters go to the polls this weekend in a parliamentary election expected to produce no clear winner but which could see strong gains by an anti-immigrant party backed by Hungary's firebrand prime minister, Viktor Orban.