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Janez Jansa elected as PM of Slovenia

Janez Jansa, an anti-immigrant politician, was elected as the new Prime Minister of Slovenia. Slovenia’s lawmakers backed the selection of Jansa as the new prime minister. It paved the way to form a right-leaning government. The 90-member parliament voted 52-31 to support Janez Jansa, the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), as the prime minister-designate. PM Marjan Sarec stepped down in January 2020 amid infighting in his minority five-party coalition. Jansa is an ally of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban. The SDS won the most votes in the 2018 election. Initially, other groups in parliament refused to cooperate with it because of its right-wing policies. Jansa will assemble his Cabinet in  15 days to assemble his Cabinet, which will also need parliamentary approval before it can take office.

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