Karl Erjavec returns to the political scene after a year. At the DeSUS party congress, which ended yesterday, he received 146 votes from delegates, his opponent Sreреko Felix Krope and 71. Unofficially, some counterfeit ballots were found during the count.
Due to the new coronavirus and the poor epidemiological picture, this time the DeSUS Congress was held by mail. Ballot papers were sent to 231 delegates. The former party president received the most votes Carl Erjavec, which replaced it Alexandro Pivec. He took over the party leadership in January, but resigned a few months later due to a loss of confidence in the party.
Counterfeit ballots are said to be for Cropet
According to the portal 24ur.com, unofficially, 23 “apparently forged ballots” were found during the congress mail. As they write, all ballots were eliminated before the start of the count, and most of the ballots were for the opponent Ticket by Felix Cropet. For two more envelopes, they need to find out if they are counterfeit, the media report. The party has not yet commented on the information.
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In which direction will DeSUS rely after the arrival of Erjavec?
Yesterday’s party congress DeSUS was especially important in the light of political developments. Some speculate that Erjavec could oust the party from the government Janez Jansa and joined the Constitutional Arc Coalition (KUL), led by LMŠ, Levice, SD and SAB Joze P. Damian. Prior to the party congress, Erjavec met with both the prime minister and Damian, as well as the WMC leadership.
DeSUS has some responsibilities, but will discuss all options
According to STA, Erjavec reminded yesterday that DeSUS has certain obligations to the coalition based on the decisions of the party bodies. However, he announced that the party would also discuss whether these conclusions were still appropriate or whether another policy would need to be considered.
Erjavec will not decide on this alone, but will have to follow the decisions of the party bodies and MPs who agreed not to leave the Jansa government, as they have no major comments on the implementation and content of the coalition agreement, even if they are not satisfied with opening ideological issues.
How did the politicians react to Erjavec’s victory at the congress?