“The council of the Left unanimously decided late on Monday against participating in a “centrist” government coalition that is being put together by election runner-up Marjan Šarec because it includes the conservative New Slovenia (NSi), the party coordinator, Luka Mesec, told the press.

However, if the situation changed and the NSi were excluded from the potential coalition, the council could decide on the party’s cooperation with Šarec again, he told the press on Tuesday.

The Left decided against joining the emerging Šarec-led coalition because it cannot support ‘the kind of government that is being formed right now,’ Mesec said.” (Slovenia Times)