Monday, November 24, 2008

Slovenian lawmakers endorse new government

"Slovenian lawmakers endorsed a new, center-left Cabinet on Friday and the prime minister pledged it would focus on guiding the country through the economic crisis.

The EU-member country of 2 million has yet to feel any strong effects from the global economic downturn, but experts warn Slovenian growth will likely slow and jobs will be lost in 2009.

Leftist Prime Minister Borut Pahor, who won Sept. 21 elections, told lawmakers Friday that his government would focus on 'overcoming the obstacles' of the international slowdown.

In the 90-seat legislature, 56 deputies supported Pahor's Cabinet, which includes seven nonpartisan members and a record five women. Thirty deputies voted against it; others were absent."

Source: International Herald Tribune