Slovenia – Government support at record low

The government in Slovenia is not very popular. Slovenia Times is reporting an opinion poll in which support for the government stands at only 9.9% with 86.7% opposed.

The situation for PM Borut Pahor is rather tricky. He has to appoint five government ministers after the Zares party left the coalition in June and after the leader of the LDS coalition partner, Katarina Kresal, resigned earlier this month following corruption allegations in her ministry.

Slovenia Times is reporting that PM Pahor will make the appointment of the replacement ministers a matter of confidence early next month. He seems resigned to losing the vote, but is trying to manage the best way, for his party and coalition, of organising the snap election. There is a further Slovenia Times report suggesting that he may propose a constitutional amendment fixing the date of the snap election for next May. To me, this sounds like a bluff. He seems to be playing for time, hoping that his poll ratings will increase.

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