Another Social Democrat Party Pulls Out of Government - Leaving a Coalition of Christian and Liberal Democrats

Ljubljana, 28 January - TOPIC/WEEK
After the United List of Social Democrats (ULSD) departed from the Prime Minister Janez Drnovšek's tripartite government coalition late this week, following the Social Democratic Party of Slovenia (SDPS), which departed the government in spring 1994, only two parties, the Liberal Democracy (LDS) and the Slovene Christian Democrats (SCD), having won the most votes at 1992 parliamentary elections, have remained in the government. Prime Minister Drnovšek estimates the current minority government, holding 45 seats in the parliament against the same number held by the opposition, enjoys sufficient support in the parliament to carry on its policies, so that he sees no reason for new partners being accepted to the government, or the government crisis and early elections to take place. Prime Minister Drnovšek plans to form a partly technical government by offering the ministries, currently held by ULSD, to non-partisan experts.

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