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Slovenia New Government Would Push Nation Into Bankruptcy: Jansa

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- A new Slovenian government formation to replace the minority administration would probably lead the nation into bankruptcy this year, Prime Minister Janez Jansa said.

The parties that are trying to form a new Cabinet and topple the current one “don’t know exactly what they are going to do and I am afraid that if we see such an outcome, the agony will continue and we will be close to bankruptcy this year,” Jansa was quoted as saying in an interview with public broadcaster TV Slovenija late yesterday.

The other option is to agree on the most important tasks to be carried through with the current government and then decide on the timing of an early vote, Jansa said.

Slovenia, a member of the euro region, was plunged into political uncertainty last month over corruption allegations against Jansa that prompted two of his coalition partners to abandon the Cabinet, increasing the risk of an early vote and a possible bailout.

To contact the reporter on this story: Boris Cerni in Ljubljana at bcerni@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James M. Gomez at jagomez@bloomberg.net

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