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Slovenia heads for new election

Slovenia looks set for a new election after the country’s president, Borut Pahor, told parliament that he would not nominate a candidate for prime minister as no party could muster majority support in parliament. The anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) won the country’s general election on June 3, but has been unable to convince other parties to join it in a coalition government.

Parliament is expected to convene on July 27, when it will set another 14-day period during which members can nominate candidates for prime minister.

Mr Pahor has warned however that he believes “no one enjoys sufficient support to be elected.”