Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thousands on Facebook want Slovenia's Rupel out

"More than 13 600 people have joined an Internet group urging Slovenia s 'perennial foreign minister ' Dimitrij Rupel to retire from political life.

Rupel who held the post in several governments after independence in 1991 attracted criticism when he swapped parties to allow him to retain the post from 2004 to 2008 a period that covered Slovenia s presidency of the European Union.

Now despite being a member of the defeated centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party his fourth party since 1991 he has been made special foreign policy adviser by the new ruling party the centre-left Social Democrats.

A day after the announcement his critics set up the 'Together Against Dimitrij Rupel' group on the social networking website Facebook."

Source: Reuters