Robert Golob elected as the new prime minister
On Wednesday, the National Assembly held a secret voting session and elected Robert Golob, president of the Gibanje Svoboda political party, the formateur of the new government. He was supported by 54 members of parliament; 30 voted against.
The newly elected prime minister was already sworn in at the National Assembly, and has thanked the parliament members for their support and for the “constructive proposals and those that were a little less so”. “I am thankful and humbled to be here today. To be able to drive Slovenia to a better future, a future which our citizens deserve,” he noted. “I am thankful to everyone who has been with us from the very beginning of our journey. And I will be thankful to all of you who will join me later when you will see that this journey is a common one, because we really do wish to work for the good of everyone,” he concluded.
Mr Golob has already submitted a list of ministry candidates to the National Assembly. Interviews at the competent working bodies of the NA will begin on Saturday or Monday, he noted. The aim of the incoming government parties, Gibanje Svoboda, SD and Levica, is to form a government by 3 June. Based on the last known information, the NA may vote on the new government on Wednesday, providing no major surprises occur at the interviews of the ministry candidates.
Prior to his election, Mr Golob presented topics such as social justice, solidarity, and a knowledge-based society in his programme presentation. They will start with the reorganisation of the public health system and its excessive costs, which they plan on limiting by autumn, he noted.