The current governing party, Positive Slovenia (PS), fell apart after party founder Zoran Jankovic΄, who is being investigated for corruption, retook control from Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek. The PS failed to clear the 4% threshold for entering parliament, while Bratušek’s new outfit, the Alliance of Alenka Bratušek, scraped through with 4.38%.Cerar has said that he aims to build a big-tent coalition to secure a large pro-reform majority. Investors will be watching closely to see whether the next coalition can agree the next steps in structural reform and the sale of state-controlled firms, a controversial issue in the small eurozone economy. The man expected to be Slovenia’s next prime minister has begun putting together a possible governing coalition in the wake of an early election on 13 July that made his party the largest in the parliament. Miro Cerar, a political novice with centre-left leanings, is to start talks with potential coalition partners today (24 July) and hopes to wrap them up by Saturday.He has said that he would talk to any party that entered the national parliament in the election except the centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), which came second. SDS leader Janez Janša, a former prime minister, last month began a two-year jail sentence for corruption.Cerar, a constitutional-law professor whose political profile is unclear, needs at least one smaller party to form a majority government. Cerar’s party – the Party of Miro Cerar, or SMC – emerged from the election with 34.5% of the vote, followed by 20.7% for the SDS. The third-placed Pensioners’ Party (Desus) is a likely coalition partner.