Prime Minister Janez Janša has announced that he will not step down, in spite of the resignation, on Thursday, of Finance Minister Janez Šušteršič and Justice Minister Senko Pličanič. Both men resigned in the wake of the previous day’s decision by their Civic List party to leave the ruling coalition.

Another member of the ruling coalition, the pensioner's party, DeSUS, has demanded that Janša resign, and threatened to also withdraw from the government on February 22. Janša has said that he will only resign if he loses a vote of no confidence, or following the formation of an alternative majority in parliament.