Slovenia's troubled government ousted

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia's parliament has ousted Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his conservative government and has named an opposition financial expert as his replacement.

The vote 55 for and 33 against in the 90-seat legislature appointed Alenka Bratusek as prime minister designate -- the first female to lead Slovenia's government since its secession from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Two of the lawmakers abstained from voting on Wednesday.

Jansa's government, which was elected a year ago, fell apart when three of his coalition parties left the Cabinet after the state anti-graft watchdog accused the prime minister in January of corruption by failing to declare (euro) 210,000 ($285,000) of his personal assets.

The government ouster comes amid economic turmoil in the small European Union nation.

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