“Oh Captain, my Captain… ” Well, not really…(source)
Matej Lahovnik, former minister of economy, former vice-president of Liberal-democratic party, currently serving as MP, left the party (being the first of several prominent members of LDS to have done so) and gave form to persistent rumours that a new social-liberal party is being formed on the political left.
But what we thought it would become a new political party, turned out to be a past-time activity. Lahovnik, Pavle Gantar, Davorin Terčon and Alojz Posedel (all MPs) have formed “društvo Zares” (Society Serious). They hope the society will eventually transformed into a party, but apparently it will not happen immediately.
An obvious contradiction in terms, of course. A non-political politician is a (politically) dead politician.