Slovenia’s conservative government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa survived on Monday an opposition-sponsored motion of no-confidence over its handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported. 

Last week, five opposition parties, known as the Constitutional Arch Coalition (KUL) submitted the no-confidence motion, which was supported by 40 deputies in the 90-seat parliament. 

During the parliament’s debate on Monday, Jansa called the motion a waste of taxpayers’ money and time and a “destructive farce”. 

“You are here to choose between an authoritarian democracy and a normal, constitutional and democratic Slovenia,” Karl Erjavec, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DESUS) party, told lawmakers at the beginning of the debate, local media reported. 

With the country’s regular elections set to be held next year, the no-confidence vote was the second attempt to oust Jansa, who recently faced protests over attacks on media freedom and state institutions.



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