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Nothing Decided as Presidential Vote Heads to Second Round

Ljubljana, 21 October - The first round of the presidential poll in Slovenia has raised more new questions than it answered, with a near three-way tie at the top auguring a politically-charged three weeks in Slovenia ahead of the run-off. Veteran Slovenian politician Lojze Peterle was the victor with 27.5%, well short of the 50% needed for an outright win and below what the polls had forecast for him, as two left-leaning candidates fought it out for second place.

Ljubljana.
Presidential election 2007.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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