Slovenian Parliament approves new Cabinet
The Slovenian parliament voted yesterday to appoint the new cabinet of Prime Minister Miro Cerar. The new Cabinet will have sixteen members and will be made up of members of three parties, the centre-left Party of Miro Cerar (SMC), the centrist Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) and the centre-left Social Democrats (SD). The vote was carried by 54 votes to 25 votes against.
The new Cabinet has nine members from the SMC, four from DeSUS and SD has three ministers. Four ministers from the previous government retain their portfolios; Karl Erjavec (DeSUS), Dejan Židan (SD), Anja Kopač Mrak (SD) and Gorazd Žmavc (DeSUS).
The new Prime Minister, who came to power in a snap general election on 13th July, has announced that the new government will follow a restrictive fiscal policy which is also expected to continue the privatisation campaign of the previous government.
The Prime Minister’s website lists the full list of the new Cabinet as follows:
|Miro Cerar||Prime Minister|
|Vesna Györkös Žnidar||Minister of the Interior|
|Janko Veber||Minister of Defence|
|Karl Erjavec||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Dušan Mramor||Minister of Finance|
|Goran Klemenčič||Minister of Justice|
|Jožef Petrovič||Minister of Economic Development and Technology|
|Peter Gašperšič||Minister of Infrastructure|
|Anja Kopač Mrak||Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities|
|Stanko Setnikar Cankar||Minister of Education, Science and Sport|
|Boris Koprivnikar||Minister of Public Administration|
|Irena Majcen||Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning|
|Dejan Židan||Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food|
|Milojka Kolar||Minister of Health|
|Juliana Bizjak Mlakar||Minister of Culture|
|Gorazd Žmavc||Minister without Portfolio responsible for Slovenians Abroad*|
|Violeta Bulc||Minister responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion|
* includes Relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the Autochthonous Slovenian National Community in Neighbouring Countries