28 February 2013

SLOVENIA : PM Jansa Falls; New Woman PM Bratusek Is Anti-Austerity.

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      Economic crisis wracked Slovenia has named its first woman PM...center-left Alenka Bratusek...a staunch opponent of austerity measures.
      Bratusek, 42...replaces conservative Janez Jansa.
      The parliament voted 55 to 33 to fire Jansa and his cabinet.
      A year-long scandal had eroded Jansa's appeal.
      There is speculation that Slovenia will be unable to repay some 2 billion euros of debt due in 2013.
      Some project that Slovenia will need a bailout of 5 billion euros...mostly to help its banks.
      If Bratusek is confirmed...she would serve until 2015.

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