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Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor has won Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. Official results give Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s second round election, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Mr. Pahor also won the first round on November 11. He called his win a time of new hope […]

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Exit Polls: Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit poll show left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor winning Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. The surveys of voters gives Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s runoff, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Official results are expected later Sunday. Mr. Pahor called his apparent win a time of new hope […]

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Polls Open in Slovenian Presidential Runoff

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Polls have opened in Slovenia for a runoff presidential election, amid growing discontent with government cost-cutting measures designed to avoid an international bailout. The opposition candidate, center-left former Prime Minister Borut Pahor, led incumbent President Danilo Turk in the first round of voting last month. Slovenia joined the euro zone in 2007, when it was […]

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Slovenia Political Parties Nominate New PM

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Five Slovenian center-right parties have reached a deal naming Janez Jansa as the eurozone nation’s new prime minister. The coalition, which makes up 50 of the 90 seats in parliament, named Jansa to the post Wednesday, on a platform of improving the country’s economy. Slovenia’s president, Danilo Turk, has refused to back Jansa, saying he […]

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Slovenia’s Parliament Rejects Prime Minister-Designate

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Slovenia is facing political uncertainty after members of parliament rejected the appointment of Zoran Jankovic to be the eurozone nation’s new prime minister. Jankovic failed to gain a parliamentary majority Wednesday, receiving the support of only 42 lawmakers in the 90-seat assembly. Just 47 voted, as several parties abstained. Jankovic, mayor of the Slovenian capital […]

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Ljubljana Mayor’s Party a Surprise Victor in Slovenia

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European financial crisis claimed another victim Sunday as Slovenian voters handed a surprise victory to the party led by the mayor of the capital, Ljubljana, ousting Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s Social Democrats Zoran Jankovic’s Positive Slovenia party won 28.5 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete results. The favored conservatives were trailing with […]

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Ljubljana Mayor’s Party Ahead in Slovenia Election Upset

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The party led by the mayor of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, has a surprise lead in parliamentary elections. Exit polls and early results show Zoran Jankovic’s Positive Slovenia is ahead with almost 30 percent of the vote Sunday. The results show former prime minister Janez Jansa’s center-right party with about 25 percent and the governing Social […]

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Slovenia Looks to Center-Right in Snap Polls

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Slovenians are voting in early elections expected to bring conservatives back to power on a pledge to deal with the nation’s mounting debt, high unemployment and the threat of renewed recession. The parliamentary vote was called in September, after the Alpine state’s minority center-left government was ousted in a no-confidence vote. That vote came amid […]

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Slovenia’s President Calls Early Elections

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The president of Slovenia has called early parliamentary elections on December 4, after Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s minority center-left government was ousted in a no-confidence vote last week. President Danilo Turk made the announcement Wednesday, saying he will dissolve the Alpine state’s 90-member parliament on October 21. It will be Slovenia’s first snap election since […]

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Slovenia Calls Early Elections

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 9:04 am (UTC-5)
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Slovenia’s President Danilo Turk on Wednesday called early parliamentary elections after the government collapsed in a no-confidence vote last week. Mr. Turk announced the vote would take place December 4. Prime Minister’s Borut Pahor’s center-left coalition government collapsed after junior coalition parties walked out over economic policy and other disagreements.

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