By: Andrej Žitnik
“Slovenia urgently needs strategic stabilisation of internal conditions. The only democratic path to this solution is the prompt holding of elections to the National Assembly, followed by the formation of a strong and operational government capable of addressing both domestic and external challenges and independent of unelected centres of power. Currently, only the Slovenian Democratic Party possesses a team gathered around the recently appointed Strategic Council of the SDS, capable of successfully assuming responsibility without a prolonged introduction,” commented Janez Janša on political developments unprecedented in the Slovenian political landscape in the last 35 years.
Leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Janša, commented on current political developments on the X network, following the shocking news that the newspaper Delo is preparing a Median poll predicting a complete collapse in the popularity of Robert Golob and a decline in support for his party.
As Janša commented, these are events unprecedented in our political landscape in the last 35 years. He likened it to the famous movie “Der Untergang” (The Downfall) and predicted the collapse of the ruling political establishment. “The centres of power, whose existence is no longer hidden, are in great nervousness, seeking a replacement for Prime Minister Golob,” Janša observes, adding that with this move, they aim to prolong the reign of the incompetent coalition and buy time to create a “new” image.
Read the entire statement by Janez Janša below:
For several days, #MSM has been trying to prepare the public for the shock that tomorrow’s Median poll in Delo will bring. Nothing like this has ever happened in the last 35 years. The political #DerUntergang of the formally ruling coalition is in the air. The centres of power, whose existence is no longer hidden, are in great nervousness, seeking a replacement for Prime Minister Golob. With this, they want to prolong the rule of the incapable coalition and gain time to create a “new” face. The leaderships of the coalition parties SD and Levica are actively involved in this. Resentment, anger, and fury of the central centre of power have increased further after the recent conflict between Svoboda and Nova Slovenija. This is jeopardising their key political goal of this mandate: constitutional changes with which they want to cement the appointment of judges without public scrutiny, change the electoral system according to the will of the transitional left, and introduce the possibility of selective decision-making in the Constitutional Court.
Since 2000, when the united SLS-SKD allowed the transitional left to change the constitution to prevent the introduction of a majority system, unelected centres of power have failed to secure a 2/3 majority in the National Assembly for the desired changes to their liking. This time, due to the collaboration of NSi, things looked promising, but GS’s solo action in removing NSi personnel now jeopardises this crucial goal. Conditional support from #NSi can only temporarily extend the political life of Prime Minister Golob by not withdrawing support for controversial constitutional changes. The unease of unelected centres of power is even greater because, due to the chaotic situation among the MPs of the Gibanje Svoboda party, replacing Prime Minister Golob may backfire, leading to preliminary elections before they are prepared for them. In the coming weeks and months, we can expect anything but a stable environment for the necessary reforms and recovery after the August storm. In addition, the heavy artillery (repression) of the centres of power will use well-established methods of abusing state institutions and #MSM in every way to attack SDS and the few media outlets (Nova24TV, Demokracija…) that they do not control. As the external environment is more unstable than ever since our independence, with a strong trend of deterioration, the time ahead will be dangerous. Slovenia urgently needs strategic stabilisation of internal conditions.
The only democratic path to this solution is prompt elections to the National Assembly, followed by the formation of a strong and operational government capable of addressing both internal and external challenges and independent of unelected centres of power. Currently, only the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) possesses a team gathered around the recently appointed Strategic Council of the SDS, capable of successfully assuming responsibility without a prolonged introduction. For the elections and beyond, it will be necessary to involve many who, despite their undeniable ability and moral integrity, have so far avoided working for the common good within the executive branch. There has been a lot of wasted time, and it is high time for a formula of uniting strengths for Slovenia without exclusion.