New Slovenian government approved

Slovenian politicians have approved a new, left-leaning government after a previous centre-right administration was ousted over corruption allegations.

The new cabinet of prime minister Alenka Bratusek takes over amid growing discontent with austerity measures designed to help avoid an international bailout.

The cabinet includes members from multiple parties. It won support today from 52 deputies in the 90-member parliament; 35 voted against it.

Ms Bratusek, 42, is the first female to lead Slovenia’s government since the country’s secession from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Ms Bratusek said her government aims to build “stability, trust, growth and positive effects” in the country of two million.

Previous premier Janez Jansa’s government was removed from power in a parliamentary no-confidence vote last month after an anti-sleaze body accused him of corruption.

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