Press Digest


LJUBLJANA, Apr 10, 2000


The conservative People's Party, the Christian Democrats and the center-right Social Democrats said they would name a candidate for a new prime minister after center-left Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek was ousted on Saturday.

Only about 24 percent of those eligible to vote participated at elections for the council of the newly established Agricultural and Forestry Chamber.


The People's Party and the Christian Democrats have not yet named the president of the new party which will emerge on Saturday when the two parties join forces.


The Nationalist Party said it would support a right-wing candidate for prime minister providing the party gets the post of interior minister.


Brokers said prices on the Ljubljana bourse could fall following Drnovsek's downfall mainly because foreign investors are likely to stay away from Slovenia due to the government crisis.

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