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Tuerk to be Sworn in as President on Saturday

Ljubljana, 21 December - President-elect Danilo Tuerk is to be sworn in for a five-year term at a ceremonial session of the National Assembly on Saturday. A day later he will assume duties from outgoing President Janez Drnovsek as the third president in independent Slovenia.

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Deputy director of Amnesty International's EU office Natalia Alonso and Amnesty International Slovenia director Natasa Posel presented to President-elect Danilo Tuerk (pictured) a memorandum on Slovenia's EU presidency.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
President-elect Danilo Tuerk speaking at the opening of a conference dubbed "Diversity Is Society's Wealth", organised by several NGOs on Human Rights Day.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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President-elect Danilo Tuerk addressing the press following his maiden meeting with Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
President-elect Danilo Tuerk addressing the press following his maiden meeting with Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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

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Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president, his wife Barbara and daughter Helena (from right to left) at the press centre at Cankarjev dom.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Danilo Tuerk, the new Slovenian president, at the press centre at Cankarjev dom.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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