Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2013 09:01
Slovenia's political crisis escalated Tuesday as a second partner left Prime Minister Janez Jansa's shaky coalition after he rejected the party's call to resign.
The departure of DESUS leaves Jansa's three-party coalition with just 36 seats in the eurozone member's 90-seat parliament and from February 22 without a foreign or a health minister.
Last month, Jansa's coalition lost its majority after another party, the Civil List (DL), threw in the towel. A third, the centre-right People's Party (SLS), has also threatened to quit.