“The National Assembly took note Tuesday of President Borut Pahor‘s decision not to put forward a prime minister-designate following the resignation of Prime Minister Miro Cerar. If there are no candidates nominated by deputy groups, the next general election will be held on 27 May or 3 June.

The law gives the president of the republic the power to nominate a prime minister-designate first. With Pahor relinquishing this right, deputy groups or groups of ten MPs have until 10 April to put forward their own candidate, plus another 48 hours after that for a last-ditch attempt.

In the absence of a candidate proposed by MPs, Pahor plans to decide on 14 April when to call the election; he said the likeliest dates were 27 May and 3 June. If any candidates are put forward, the date will be shifted towards mid-June.

Pahor’s decision was expected given that Cerar stepped down just months before his term would end anyway; regular elections would probably be held in mid-June.” (Slovenia Times)