Candidate for PM-designate Alenka Bratušek signals a break with austerity policy as she addresses parliament ahead of a no-confidence vote in the government of Janez Janša

Ljubljana, 27 February (STA) – The National Assembly dismissed the government of Prime Minister Janez Janša with a no confidence vote on Wednesday and simultaneously appointed Positive Slovenia (PS) interim head Alenka Bratušek as PM-designate.
The opposition-sponsored vote of no confidence which doubled up as a motion to appoint Bratušek as prime minister-designate was confirmed with 55 votes for and 33 against.
Bratušek was sworn in immediately and in a brief inaugural address said that she would focus efforts on restoring trust in the state, democracy and the rule of law.
The new prime minister was congratulated by outgoing Janša, whose cabinet will continue to perform caretaker duties until a new government is sworn in.