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Crowds rally as Slovenia's bruised PM fights to keep office

Thousands of opponents and supporters of Slovenia's embattled Prime Minister Janez Jansa held noisy rival rallies Friday as the small eurozone member's political crisis rumbled on. Organisers said about 12,000 people attended the pro-Jansa event in Ljubljana's central Congress Square on Friday morning, though police estimated there were about 9,000 present. Police said an anti-Jansa demo held later on attracted some 20,000 people.

Embattled Slovenian PM's backers in show of force

Thousands of supporters of Slovenia's bruised Prime Minister Janez Jansa took part in a show of force in the capital Ljubljana on Friday, hours before a planned counter-protest by his opponents. Some 12,000 people, according to organisers, attended the rally in Ljubljana's central Congress Square. Police estimated there were about 9,000 present.

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.
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