The 11th Government of Slovenia led by Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek was announced on 20 March 2013. It was the 11th cabinet of Slovenia. It has been formed after the parliament voted a no confidence vote to Janša's cabinet after SLS, DL and DeSUS left his coalition. On 27 February 2013 Alenka Bratušek was voted as the next mandatary and so became the first woman to do so in modern Slovenian history.
11th Cabinet of Slovenia
|Date formed||20 March 2013|
|Date dissolved||18 September 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Borut Pahor|
|Head of government||Alenka Bratušek|
|Member party||Positive Slovenia (PS)|
Gregor Virant's Civic List (DL)
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS)
Social Democrats (SD)
Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (ZaAB) from 2014
|Predecessor||Janša II cabinet|
Composition of the new government was quick as it needed to be, as Slovenia was in difficult economic and financial situation that was marked by mass 2012–13 Slovenian protests. Bratušek had most difficulties with finding the new financial minister as nobody was prepared to take responsibility for potential bankruptcy. More than twenty potential candidates have been named until Uroš Čufer finally accepted the position of the new minister. He was confirmed as a minister, even though his candidature was believed to be suspicious as he used to be employed in the biggest national bank NLB, which was in big financial debts. The cabinet of Prime minister Bratušek stabilized the political and economical climate in Slovenia. Her mandate was full of interpellations and increasing number of unemployment and long saga regarding the Ministry of Health and its ministers.
- Positive Slovenia (PS) – 4 ministers + 1 minister without portfolio – 1 minister at the end of the term
- Social Democrats (SD) – 3 ministers
- Gregor Virant's Civic List (DL) – 3 ministers
- Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) – 2 ministers
- Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (ZaAB) joined after 31 May 2014 – 4 ministers at the end of the term
Changes from the preceding cabinetEdit
- Ministry of Culture was separated from Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and once again renewed.
- Ministry of Social Affairs was renamed to Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
- Department of Public administration was moved from Ministry of Justice to Ministry of Interior to form new joined Ministry of Interior and Public Administration.
- Many other ministries were renamed.
List of ministers and portfoliosEdit
- Igor Maher resigned after five days. He was involved in a media accusation about the legal status of his real estates. Later after resignation all accusations were dismissed as he was able to clarify the status of all his properties. He was replaced by his party colleague Samo Omerzel.
- Minister Stanko Stepišnik backed down as he was involved in a conflict of interest at one of public tender. He was under suspicion of financing his own company. He was substituted with financial minister Uroš Čufer, until Metod Dragonja was named as a new minister.
- Minister of Health Tomaž Gantar surprisingly resigned on 25 November 2013. As he said he resigned, as there is no interest in changing the national health system, which is intertwined with lobbies and corruption. If he was not allowed to reform the system, he was not prepared to take the responsibility for all the patients. Bratušek started looking for a new candidate and was supposedly in contact with known Slovenian surgeon Danijel Bešič Loredan. Later she decided to nominate Alenka Trop Skaza, who was later also confirmed as a new minister. The saga did not end there, as Trop Skaza resigned just one month later. There were many theories why. One was supposedly her husband, as he was an owner of a company which dealt business with many public institutions. She could have resigned for the same reasons as her predecessor: there was no support for the reforms she announced at her inauguration. Her public statement was that she resigned because of "framing, lies, unjust criticism, that her and her family have received because of her position as a minister of health." Bratušek had to find a new minister and was again supposedly in contact with Danijel Bešič Loredan, but in the end she decided to put the burden on her own shoulders and nominated herself as a minister, which she remained until the end of her mandate.
- Tina Komel was forced to step down as Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia lost the Ministry of Health, so Karel Erjavec demanded a new ministry. Ministry without portfolio for Slovenian diaspora, as one of the least important ministries to Bratušek, was given to DeSUS. Komel at first did not want to step down, but after a four-hour-long discussion with the council of Positive Slovenia she finally backed down and prevented a crisis in the coalition."Ministrica Tina Komel vendarle odstopila". Delo. 13 February 2014.
Composition at the end of the mandateEdit
|Tomaž Gantar||DeSUS||Minister of Health||20 March 2013 – 29 November 2013|
|Alenka Trop Skaza||Independent||Minister of Health||29 November 2013 – 3 April 2014|
|Igor Maher||DL||Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Planning||20 March 2013 – 2 April 2013|
|Stanko Stepišnik||PS||Minister of Economic Development and Technology||20 March 2013 – 29 November 2013|
|Tina Komel||PS||Minister without portfolio for Slovenian diaspora||20 March 2013 – 24 February 2014|
|Source: Vlada Republike Slovenije|
- "Poslanci izglasovali nezaupnico Janševi vladi, Bratuškova nova mandatarka". Primorske novice. 27 February 2013.
- "Prisegla je nova vlada Alenke Bratušek". MMC RTV Slovenija. 20 March 2013.
- "Lista kandidatov je vložena. Finance Urošu Čuferju". MMC RTV Slovenija. 14 March 2013.
- "Tri interpelacije, štiri zamenjave ministrov, večje število brezposlenih ..." MMC RTV Slovenija. 27 February 2014.
- "Omerzel postal novi minister za infrastrukturo". MMC RTV Slovenija. 2 April 2013.
- "Stepišnik gre, Bratuškova že išče naslednika". Delo. 20 November 2013.
- "Koalicija presenečena nad Gantarjevim odstopom". MMC RTV Slovenija. 25 November 2013.
- "Ministrska kandidata uradno: Metod Dragonja in Alenka Trop Skaza". MMC RTV Slovenija. 12 February 2014.
- "Trop Skaza ob odstopu: "Vedela sem, da bo težko, a ne tako"". Delo. 25 March 2014.
- "Ministrica Tina Komel vendarle odstopila". Delo. 13 February 2014.