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Slovenia debates no confidence vote against PM Jansa

Slovenia's parliament started debates Wednesday ahead of a no-confidence vote expected to spell the end of Prime Minister Janez Jansa's one-year-old government. The motion was filed last week by the main opposition party Positive Slovenia as Jansa's five-way coalition crumbled under his refusal to resign over corruption claims.

Slovenian PM's day of reckoning set for Wednesday

Slovenia's parliament will vote Wednesday on a no confidence motion in the government, likely terminating Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old administration after weeks of political turmoil and protests. The vote, amid Slovenia's worst political and economic crisis since independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, was expected to take place late in the evening following a debate in parliament beginning at 0900 GMT.

Slovenian no confidence vote set for Wednesday

Slovenia's parliament will vote Wednesday on a motion of no confidence in the government, likely meaning the end of Prime Minister Janez Jansa's year-old administration. The vote was expected late evening following a debate in parliament beginning at 0900 GMT, according to the parliamentary body in charge of scheduling. Jansa has the support of only 30 MPs in the 90-seat chamber with three parties that recently quit his centre-right coalition expected to join the opposition in voting in favour of the motion.

Slovenian government slapped with no-confidence motion

Slovenia's main opposition party Positive Slovenia (PS) filed Friday a no-confidence vote motion against the government, likely spelling an end for Prime Minister Janez Jansa's troubled administration. "We have decided to bring this agony to an end," the head of PS's parliamentary group Jani Moderndorfer said after filing the motion in parliament. The centre-left party suggested its acting leader Alenka Bratusek form a new government that will "pull Slovenia out of this political crisis and end the agony of Janez Jansa's government."

UPDATE 1-Slovene opposition proposes no-confidence vote, new PM

* Parliament expected to vote on Wednesday * Four parties to support PM candidate (Adds move for no-confidence vote, date of session) By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Slovenia's main opposition party on Friday moved to hold a "constructive no-confidence vote" next week to replace conservative leader Janez Jansa, whose majority in parliament is dwindling as parties drop out of his coalition.

Slovene opposition nominates its candidate for new PM

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Slovenia's main opposition party on Friday proposed financial expert Alenka Bratusek as candidate for prime minister to replace conservative leader Janez Jansa, whose majority in parliament is dwindling as parties drop out of his coalition. Jansa, whose reputation has been damaged by a corruption scandal, lost a second member of his ruling coalition on Friday when pensioners' party Desus formally quit. He is expected to lose the third party on Monday.

Second party to quit crumbling Slovenia government

LJUBLJANA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Another junior partner will leave Slovenia's minority government later this month over a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Janez Jansa, increasing the chance of early elections in the financially troubled country. The Pensioners' party Desus said on Tuesday it would leave the coalition on Feb 22, dealing a fresh blow to Jansa's efforts to cling on to power. Jansa's conservative alliance lost majority in parliament when the Civic List and its two cabinet ministers quit last month.

Troubled Slovenian PM names himself finance minister

Embattled Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa notified on Friday the eurozone country's parliament he would take over the finance ministry temporarily after Janez Sustersic's resignation last week. "Prime Minister Janez Jansa will temporary assume the finance minister's post himself," a statement from the cabinet said. Sustersic and Justice Minister Senko Plicanic resigned following their Civil List (DL) party's decision to quit Jansa's centre-right five-party coalition, a move leaving the government without a parliamentary majority.

UPDATE 1-Slovenian PM hangs on at helm of minority government

* Says he will seek support for key reforms * Finance minister quits with his party * Slovenia battling to avoid bailout (Adds analyst quote, details, background) By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Slovenia's prime minister insisted he would not step down despite being abandoned by a junior member of his coalition, and warned a snap election could force the country into bankruptcy.

Slovenian PM hangs on at helm of minority government

LJUBLJANA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Slovenia's prime minister, abandoned by a junior member of his coalition, pledged on Thursday to remain at the helm of a minority government and seek support for reforms vital to stabilising the euro zone member's finances. Janez Jansa's government was stripped of its parliamentary majority on Wednesday after the Civic List party, one of five members of the ruling coalition, quit over the prime minister's refusal to resign in a corruption scandal.
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