Government updates – Lithuania, Slovenia

Following recent elections, there are new governments in Lithuania and Slovenia.

In Lithuania, Andrius Kubilius, leader of the conservative Homeland Union- Lithuanian Christian Democrats, will be the new prime minister. He will head a four-party with three other centre-right parties, the Liberal and Center Union, the National Resurrection Party and the Liberal Movement. The coalition will have 79 of the 141 seats in parliament.

In Slovenia, the Social Democrat leader, Borut Pahor, is the new prime minister. He heads a four-party coalition that was approved by the Slovenian parliament last Friday. In addition to the Social Democrats, the other parties are two centre-left parties, Zares and Liberal Democracy (LDS), as well as the pensioners’ party Desus. The coalition will have the support of 50 of the 90 seats in parliament.

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