Marjan Sarec, leader of The List of Marjan Sarec speaks with the press in the parliament after he was elected for Prime Minister in Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 17, 2018.
Marjan Sarec, leader of The List of Marjan Sarec speaks with the press in the parliament after he was elected for Prime Minister in Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 17, 2018.

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - Five moderate parties have signed an agreement to form a center-left government in Slovenia, sidelining a right-wing group that won most votes during an inconclusive election in June.

The parties formally signed a coalition deal Wednesday to join a minority government led by Prime Minister-designate Marjan Sarec, a former comedian-turned politician.
 
The parties together have support from 43 lawmakers in the 90-member assembly, while also enlisting backing from a separate leftist party for a minority government that should take office in mid-September in the European Union nation.
 
Analysts have predicted that such a government would be unstable.
 
The June 3 election winner, the anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party of former PM Janez Jansa, had failed to garner support for a ruling coalition in traditionally moderate Slovenia, the home nation of U.S. first lady Melania Trump.