“This week will be a decisive one for coalition building. It may become clear whether Janez Janša, whose Democrats (SDS) won the vote, will take on the challenge of forming a coalition, and it may transpire whether the runner-up, Marjan Šarec, is able to convince five parties to join his coalition pact.

President Borut Pahor said on Friday that he would nominate Janša prime minister-designate this week, after holding one final round of talks with him.

Pahor and Janša are set to meet in the second half of the week. It is however unclear whether Janša will accept the nomination. He has said in the past that he would not accept it if somebody else enjoyed the requisite support in the National Assembly.” (Slovenia Times)