The Left

The "French" Proposal Shook the Macedonian Government, Kovachevski Hardened his Tone

The French presidency's proposal to resolve the dispute shook the Macedonian government after three small parties threatened to leave if the cabinet approved a draft sent to the Bulgarian parliament to end the dispute between Skopje and Sofia.

Coalition says it is ready to realise its plans

Ljubljana – The new centre-left coalition expects the political situation to de-escalate now that the new parliament has started its work, and the level of the debate to be raised. Coalition deputy groups note the importance of cooperation in tackling challenges and stress they are well prepared and will work together to implement their plans.

Poland’s Left Out On a Limb

He shares the view that Putin has initiated an illegal and heinous war against Ukraine. Yet he's quick to add that it is the West that has sinned with years of ignoring and not listening to Russia. Instead of arming the Ukrainians or imposing sanctions, which have negative effects on ordinary Russians, the West should even now continue to pursue diplomacy, he argues.

Freedom Movement & partners keen to form govt by 3 June

Ljubljana – The Freedom Movement, the party that won the 24 April general election, and its prospective coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SD) and the Left, would like to form a government by 3 June and will set out the distribution of ministerial briefs between them by the end of the week after the first round of official talks on Tuesday.

Left leadership gets vote of confidence, mandate for coalition talks

Ljubljana – The council of the Left on Friday endorsed the party’s executive committee, headed by coordinator Luka Mesec, after the committee put their mandate for a vote of confidence. The party leadership has been given the mandate for talks with the Freedom Movement to enter a coalition headed by Robert Golob.

Mladina warns Golob against post-election arrogance

Ljubljana – Mladina editor-in-chief Grega Repovž warns the winner of the general election Robert Golob against repeating the mistake of several newly emerged centre-left leaders before him, who got carried away by their election success and adopted an arrogant attitude towards potential coalition partners.

Golob to informally meet Pahor, coalition talks to start Tuesday

Ljubljana/Koper – Robert Golob, the head of the Freedom Movement party that has convincingly won Sunday’s general election, is expected to meet President Borut Pahor informally on Tuesday as the most likely candidate for the prime minister-designate. Talks with the Social Democrats (SD) and Left on forming a new coalition are also expected tomorrow.

PM, speaker say voters are always right, party heads upbeat

Ljubljana – Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič told the STA as he cast a ballot in Velike Malence near Brežice today that citizens always made the right decision in election. Prime Minister and Democrats (SDS) head Janez Janša, who voted in Šentilj near Velenje, expressed a similar view. Several other party heads were optimistic as well.

Poll projects close race for 3rd place and for entry into parliament

Ljubljana – The final Mediana poll ahead of Sunday’s general election gave the Freedom Movement a 21.1% support rating, which puts it 0.6 percentage points ahead of the ruling Democrats (SDS). Things have meanwhile gotten even more crowded in the important race under way around the 4% parliamentary threshold, shows the poll, published on Friday.

Parsifal poll has SDS in lead

Ljubljana – The final pre-election poll by pollster Parisfal brought only minor changes compared to a week ago, still putting the Democrats (SDS) ahead of the Freedom Movement and the SocDems. New Slovenia (NSi), the Left and Connecting Slovenia are projected to make it to parliament too, while the LMŠ, SAB, Resni.ca, Our Land, SNS and DeSUS are not.

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