Slovenia to hold Parliamentary Elections on July 13

Slovenes will vote on July 13 to elect a new Parliament, President Borut Pahor said on Sunday, in early polls called after the troubled eurozone member`s prime minister resigned last month.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 02:22 AM IST

Ljubljana: Slovenes will vote on July 13 to elect a new Parliament, President Borut Pahor said on Sunday, in early polls called after the troubled eurozone member`s prime minister resigned last month.

Pahor wants to see a new government in place by mid-September, Slovenia news agency STA reported.
Alenka Bratusek resigned in early May after losing her party`s leadership, paving the way for the country`s second early election in three years.

Bratusek, 44, took over as Slovenia`s first female prime minister in March 2013 as the country teetered on the brink of a bailout.
She managed to recapitalise the country`s state-owned banks without seeking external aid, but came under pressure because the move caused the public debt to rise to 71.7 percent of gross domestic product.

Her government held power for just 13 months and is the third in a row to step down before the end of its mandate.