Slovenia has a new center-right government as of March the 13th, which comes after the resignation of previous prime minister Marjan Šarec in January.
The new government is headed by the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) Janez Janša (61). SDS is the largest parliamentary party and formed a broad coalition with the center-right Nova Slovenia party, liberal Modern Centre party, and senior citizen party DESUS. Janša is an experienced politician who has already served as prime minister from 2004 to 2008 and 2012 to 2013. The first priority of the new government is the control and containment of the COVID-19 epidemic. The government has immediately formed a crisis unit and adopted additional measures against the spread of the virus. The measures include the closing of schools and universities and a temporary ban on all forms of public transportation.