The Slovenian parliament has confirmed Robert Golob as prime minister. 54 deputies voted for Golob, 30 were against, and one vote was invalid.
Ahead of the vote, Golob said that based on the great trust they gave him in the April 24 elections, he wanted to give Slovenes “hope for a better future” and return them to the “joy of life”.
Alluding to the outgoing right-wing government led by Janez Janša for the past two years, the Freedom Movement president said citizens had shown in the election that they wanted to live in a “normal state” rather than the “constant uncertainty” that has plagued them for the past two years.
He cited health care as a priority for his government, which must be public and accessible to all, regardless of social status and rising energy and food prices.
Golob’s Freedom Movement won the election with 35 percent of the vote and will form a coalition government with left-wing partners, the Social Democrats and the Left Party.