“A month and a half after an inconclusive general election, the building of a new government coalition is entering the second stage after neither election winner Janez Janša nor runner-up Marjan Šarec managed to put together a majority in the first round of the prime minister-designate nomination procedure.

President Borut Pahor, the only one who can nominate a PM-designate in the first, 30-day round, informed the National Assembly on Monday that the first round was now formally concluded since nobody had come forward with a majority.

According to law, the National Assembly must now formally take note of the notification, presumably on Friday, before the second round of nomination can start.

In the second round, which lasts 14 days, candidates for PM-designate may be put forward by the president, individual deputy groups, or groups of at least ten MPs.” (Slovenia Times)