Do you ever break a promise to your parents, teachers, friend?
Do not look up to politicians, as this is not uncommon among them.
Before the 2018 parliamentary elections, the SMC and DeSUS parties promised they were not interested in working with the largest party, the SDS.
But when Prime Minister Marjan Šarec stepped down in January, they changed their minds. They discussed with the NSi party and the SDS party whether they could form a new government under the leadership of SDS President Janez Janša.
What they want to achieve in the next two years they finally wrote down in a document called the Coalition Treaty. They also agreed on who would lead which of the ministries.
Initially, it appeared that people would go to the polls again this year. Indeed, not all SMC, DeSUS, and NSi party members agreed to participate. Finally, they relented and thus probably prevented early elections.
The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor is expected to formally meet with Janez Janša today.* Then he will probably propose him to the National Assembly as a candidate for the Prime Minister.
They will vote on it next week.
If Janez Janša wants to become Prime Minister, he needs at least 46 votes.
This should not be an obstacle, as the SDS together with the other three parties, the SMC, NSi, and DeSUS, has an estimated 48 votes.
Borut Pahor may also tell the National Assembly that he will not propose this. Then he has two days to find a new candidate. If he doesn’t find one, he could go for an early election.
He must report his decision by Friday at the latest.
Points to Consider
- Why you should keep a promise?
- What do you think of when you hear the word politics?
- When will you be eligible to vote?
*The original version of this article was published on February 26th.