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Slovenians Elect Tuerk New President

Ljubljana, 11 November - Slovenian voters have overwhelmingly elected former senior UN diplomat Danilo Tuerk the new president of Slovenia. Tuerk (55) received more than two-thirds of the vote against seasoned campaigner Lojze Peterle in Sunday's run-off for the largely ceremonial post.

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Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president (left), receiving congratulations from his opponent in the run-off MEP Lojze Peterle.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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MEP Lojze Peterle, who lost the presidential run-off (right) at the press centre at Cankarjev dom.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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The new Slovenian president, Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The new Slovenian president, Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Former President Milan Kucan (right) congratulating the new Slovenian president Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president (middle), with his wife Barbara (right) and daughter Helena.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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MEP Lojze Peterle, who lost the presidential run-off, at his campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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MEP Lojze Peterle, who lost the presidential run-off, at his campaign headquarters.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president, (right) and the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) leader Karl Erjavec at Tuerk's campaign headquarters.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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