Slovenian parliament confirms Jansa as PM designate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia’s parliament elected Janez Jansa as prime minister on Tuesday, handing a third mandate to a center-right leader who plans to decentralize the state and fight red tape.

Jansa will take over after his cabinet is confirmed, expected later this month. He will replace center-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec, who resigned in January.

(Reporting by Marja Novak; Editing by Mark Heinrich)