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Pahor wins first round of Slovenian run-off

12.11.12 @ 09:20

  1. By EUOBSERVER

Former Prime Minister Borut Pahor claimed a surprising victory in the first round of Slovenia's presidential elections on Sunday. The centre-left Pahor won 40%, ahead of conservative incumbent Danilo Turk's 36%. Slovenia is in the second year of recession with its leaders battling to avoid an international bail-out.