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Slovenia to choose new president

11-11-2012 07:37 BJT

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Three candidates are vying for the presidency of Slovenia this weekend. Incumbent president Danilo Turk is leading the polls ahead of Sunday’s vote, followed by former prime minister Borut Pahor and the ruling, centre-right coalition candidate Milan Zver.

But no one is expected to win an outright majority, so a second round of voting is likely on December 2nd between the two leading candidates. Although the presidency is a largely ceremonial post in Slovenia, the elected president commands considerable political authority and influence in the Alpine nation.


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