Karl Erjavec returns to the political scene after a year. At the congress of the DeSUS party, which ended yesterday, he received 146 votes from delegates, his opponent Srečko Felix Krope and 71. Unofficially, some falsified votes were also found during the count.
Due to the new coronavirus and the poor epidemiological picture, this time the DeSUS Congress was held by post. Election materials with ballot papers were sent to 231 delegates. The former party president received the most votes Karl Erjavec, who replaced Aleksandro Pivec. He took over the leadership of the party in January, but resigned after a few months due to a loss of confidence in the party.
Counterfeit votes are said to be for the Body
According to the portal 24ur.com, 23 “apparently counterfeit ballot papers” were found unofficially during the post’s arrival at the congress. As they write, all votes were eliminated before the count began, and most of the votes were for the opponent Felix Kropet’s ticket. For two more envelopes, they must find out if they are also counterfeit, reports the media. The party is not currently commenting on the information.
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In what direction will DeSUS lean after Erjavec’s arrival?
Yesterday’s DeSUS party congress was particularly important in the light of political developments. Some speculate that Erjavec could take the party out of the government Janez Janša and joined the Coalition of the Constitutional Arc (KUL), led by LMŠ, Levice, SD and SAB Jože P. Damijan. Before the party’s congress, Erjavec met with both the Prime Minister and Damijan, as well as the SMC leadership.
DeSUS has some commitments but will discuss all options
According to STA, Erjavec reminded yesterday that DeSUS has certain commitments to the coalition based on decisions from the party’s bodies. However, he announced that the party will also discuss whether these conclusions are still appropriate or whether another policy needs to be considered.
Erjavec will not decide on this himself, but will have to follow the decisions of party bodies and deputies who agreed not to leave Janša’s government, as they have no major comments on the implementation and content of the coalition agreement, although they are dissatisfied with open ideological issues. .
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