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They have started eating each other alive: Confrontation between Levica, SAB, and LMŠ over who is more responsible for the fall of Marjan Šarec’s government!

Matej Špehar, Luka Mesec, Marko Bandelli in Jernej Pavlič (foto: STA)

With the upcoming formation of Janez Janša’s 3rd government, members of the future opposition have shown their teeth. This time, their attacks were not aimed at SDS; instead, they attacked each other. At first, the conflict happened between SAB and Levica, then LMŠ joined in on the accusings. SAB blames Levica’s unconstructiveness and Šarec’s level of communication for the collapse od the government. Levica is accusing SAB’s MP’s of secretly supporting Janez Janša, and claima that this is the reason why they don’t dare to vote on Tuesday, and LMŠ are blaming their coalition partners for Šarec’s resignation, claiming it was impossible to keep working with them.

»The Levica party did not want to be a part of a left-wing government, they do not want to be a part of the right-wing government, they are organizing protests because they want the elections, so that they can continue their work in the opposition after the elections. »noSHAME,« the Secretary-General of SAB, Jernej Pavlič fired the opening salvo aimed at Levica on Twitter.

 »Says the member of SAB, which will not vote at all on the secret ballot next week – because it can’t trust its MPs not to vote for Janez Janša as their prime minister,« was Levica’s response to Pavlič’s accusations.

Says the member of SAB, which will not vote at all on the secret ballot next week – because it can’t trust its MPs not to vote for Janez Janša as their prime minister. https://t.co/uu8ewfvGV2

— Levica (@strankalevica) February 28, 2020

»The MPs are 100% united. We are against the emerging JJ government, but the only reason we have to be against it is your destructiveness!« SAB’s MP Marko Bandelli claimed in response to Levica’s claims.

The MPs are 100% united. We are against the emerging JJ government, but the only reason we have to be against it is your destructiveness! https://t.co/b4ZBsLXjx0

— MARKO BANDELLI (@BandelliMarko) February 28, 2020

»Oh, so that is the only reason?« LMŠ’s Advisor Matej Špehar interfered. »Interesting criteria. Otherwise, you would clearly run into his arms,« he accused the members of SAB.

Matej, mostly because your Marjan knowingly surrendered the authority to Janez. Too bad! pic.twitter.com/vGEZp9gYDg

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 28, 2020

Pavlič put the ball back in Špehar’s court, by pointing out that the Prime Minister in resignation, the president of LMŠ Marjan Šarec had consciously handed over the power to the president of SDS Janez Janša. Pavlič then reminded everyone of Šarec’s answer to the question, whether or not he had jumped into an empty pool with his resignation, to which Šarec responded: »No, I foresaw all of this, I would actually be more surprised if the elections did happen.«

I know we are! Everyone else is to blame, except for him. You and Levica will figure out who will take the blame for this fiasco – the fact that Janša is forming a government with ease. Above all, deal with yourselves, and not with me. Just like Marjan said, first put your own house in order first.

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 28, 2020

Špehar returned the blow and blamed the coalition partners for Šarec’s resignation. »You are among them too,« he told the members of SAB.

Well Matej, who was the Boss.
Mister Marjan Šarec is the man in charge. Levica is responsible for a bad coalition!

— SMall (@SMgentelman) February 29, 2020

 

»Everyone else is to blame, except for him,« Pavlič commented on Špehar’s accusations. »You and Levica will figure out who will take the blame for this fiasco – the fact that Janša is forming a government with ease. Above all, deal with yourselves, and not with me. Just like Marjan said, put your own house in order first.«

The only one who lost it was the man, who proved that he put on shoes that were too big for him. He embarrassed himself with his lack of knowledge, in Slovenia and abroad.
He jumped into an empty pool 😁. He thinks the elections will happen, so now he will be slapped on the wrist two times.
At least I hope so.

— MARKO BANDELLI (@BandelliMarko) February 29, 2020

Špehar then tried to get out of the situation. »If you have a team in which every member is pulling in his or her own direction, you can’t get very far. Anyone would lose it in a situation like that. And then you press reset,« he wrote. But Bandelli was not ready to back down. »The only one who lost it was the man, who proved that he put on shoes that were too big for him. He embarrassed himself with his lack of knowledge, in Slovenia and abroad,« Bandelli wrote, and then added: »He jumped into an empty pool. He thinks the elections will happen, so now he will be slapped on the wrist two times. At least I hope so.«

He resigned because of something you accused us of being guilty of. The collapse of the government team of LMŠ, he had the resignations of two Ministers on his desk, Šabeder and Bertoncelj, I don’t even know how many Secretaries of State left because of poor relations within LMŠ, and Damir. And we all know how Marjan communicates. 👍 pic.twitter.com/vT83OV2bx7

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 29, 2020

Špehar then tried to blame the coalition’s members’ way of communication, for the collapse of the coalition, but this time, his argument was rejected by Pavlič. »He resigned because of something you accused us of being guilty of. The collapse of the government team of LMŠ, he had the resignations of two Ministers on his desk, Šabeder and Bertoncelj, I don’t even know how many Secretaries of State left because of poor relations within LMŠ, and Damir. And we all know how Marjan communicates.«

Parties need experienced presidents. So, I see no reason to replace the experienced people that show the results, before the elections. Where’s the sense in that? This is something that instant parties do – when some people compare the experience of running a municipality to running the country! #crazy

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 29, 2020

At this point, Špehar had stopped. The baton was taken over by a Twitter user, who urged the SAB representatives, to get rid of Alenka Bratušek, which Pavlič declined. »Parties need experienced presidents. So, I see no reason to replace the experienced people that show the results, before the elections. Where’s the sense in that? This is something that instant parties do – when some people compare the experience of running a municipality to running the country!«

These are the results of the elections… Her results are getting better from one election to the other. We know that on the next elections, we can count on 7 or 8 MPs. pic.twitter.com/VWOpeGVIML

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 29, 2020

Pavlič then assured the user, that the results of the party, led by Bratušek, are getting better and better: »We know that on the next elections, we can count on 7 or 8 MPs.«

That’s right. 😉

— Jernej Pavlič (@pavlijj) February 29, 2020

When the economist Primož Bohinc questioned Pavlič’s statement on eight MPs, he confirmed it again. SAB currently has five MPs in the National Assembly. At the early parliamentary elections in 2018, SAB got 5.11 percent of the votes. However, at the last European elections, they only got 4.02 percent of the votes.

Ivan Šokić