Slovenian PM Sarec resigns and seeks early election
January 27, 2020 03:21 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Slovenia Marjan Sarec arrives to attend the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool
LJUBLJANA, Jan 27: Slovenian center-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said he was sending his resignation to parliament on Monday and called for an early election, saying his minority government could not push through important legislation.
“With this coalition, this situation in parliament, I cannot fulfill the expectations of the people. I would be able to fulfill them after an election,” Sarec told a news conference.
Just before his statementm the national news agency STA reported the resignation of Finance Minister Andrej Bertoncelj.