“Tomorrow is a new day, and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia invites all parliamentary groups from the National Assembly to work with us in overcoming the epidemic, and to join our forces in the effort of ensuring the well-being of Slovenia. Let’s not build our future on resentment, there is enough space for everyone, and we can all recognise ourselves in the colours of Slovenia,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša once again called on everyone to join the government in its efforts to overcome the epidemic, after the failed vote of no confidence.
The Janez Janša government has successfully survived the vote of no confidence in the National Assembly. The candidate for the position of Prime Minister, Karl Erjavec, failed to get enough votes in the secret ballot. The vote of no confidence was supported by 40 MPs, with seven voting against it. Fifty-three ballots were picked up, all of which were also returned. Six ballots were invalid.
Here is what the Prime Minister wrote, regarding the final results of the secret ballot: “Another busy day of preparations for the two regular weekly sessions of the government, the leading of the European Council, and the fight with the coronavirus epidemic. Meanwhile, the Members of Parliament finally counted themselves and figured out that not even everyone from the SD, Levica, LMŠ and SAB parties actually supports the project of the Constitutional Arch Coalition.” Namely, they received a mere 40 votes.
Janša also wrote that tomorrow is a new day, and that the Government of the Republic of Slovenia invites all parliamentary groups from the National Assembly to work with it in overcoming the epidemic and invites them to join forces in the effort of ensuring the well-being of Slovenia. As the Prime Minister wrote, we should not build our future on resentment, as there is enough space for everyone, and “we can all recognise ourselves in the colours of Slovenia.”
The SDS party also commented on the results of the vote in the National Assembly. The following was posted on the party’s official Twitter profile: “Danijel Krivec: I think today’s vote taught the Constitutional Arch Coalition a little something. I hope they will be more constructive in the continuation of the mandate because difficult challenges await. We need to exit this crisis in the best possible condition. That is why we are also calling for a more constructive approach. The opposition has been trying to tear us down since the first day of this coalition. The result of the vote is clear, and we are optimistic about our work in the future. We will put a lot of effort into discussing and achieving what we set out to do – in the right way. We will continue following the coalition agreement and working for the good of the people. This is what we are here for, and we will continue to work on it.”