President Pahor to nominate Cerar for PM today

President Pahor to nominate Cerar for PM today


Review Hari Stefanatos

Head of the SMC, winner of July 13 general elections in Slovenia, Miro Cerar, is to be nominated today by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, with the vote expected to take place in Parliament next Tuesday. Cerar needs an absolute majority or 46 votes to be appointed PM.

A meeting between the two men will take place before the nomination, followed by a press conference after the nomination has been signed.

Cerar is expected to get a vote of confidence by the National Assembly, since he can count on the support of the three parties that remain in coalition-building talks, the Pensioners’ Party (DeSUS), Social Democrats (SD) and the Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) alongside the 36 SMC MPs, bringing the total to 56 MPs, provided all MPs from the four parties back him.

More than a month after the elections it is still unclear as to the form the coalition will take, but at the end of the week SMC will decide which parties to invite into the formation of the new government, Cerar said.

The date for the extraordinary session is yet to be set. However, new Parliament Speaker and SMC vice-president Milan Brglez said he was leaning toward 26 August, which is also the last possible day according to terms stipulated by the law.

(Source: Sloveniatimes)