“The Left has decided not to join a fledgling five-member coalition led by Marjan Šarec, but it is willing to endorse a minority government in exchange for the realisation of selected projects it deems are a priority.

The decision was made by the party’s governing council late on Tuesday, after it weighed whether the party should join the coalition as a full-fledged member or not.

Only ten members of the council voted in favour, with 21 voting against and several abstaining.

Left leader Luka Mesec said the party nevertheless decided that the draft coalition agreement that had been the subject of negotiations for the past several days was a good enough basis to endorse Šarec as prime minister-designate.” (Slovenia Times)