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Patria Bribery Accusations Electrify Election Debate

Ljubljana, 4 September - Prime Minister Janez Jansa maintains his innocence in the face of allegations by a Finnish TV show that he had been bribed in a EUR 278m defence deal with Finnish contractor Patria. "I did not receive bribes," Jansa told Thursday's election debate on POP TV, which dealt with a topic that overshadowed all others three weeks before the elections.

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NSi lawmaker Alojz Sok arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Zares leader Gregor Golobic (right) and SD deputy Milan M. Cvikl at at election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SDS leader Janez Jansa (right) and DeSUS president Karl Erjavec at election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Zares leader Gregor Golobic arriving at the election debate that dealt with accusations of bribery in a defence deal with Finnish Patria.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SD deputy Milan M. Cvikl arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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LDS leader Katarina Kresal arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SMS leader Darko Krajnc arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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DeSUS leader Karl Erjavec arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SNS president Zmago Jelincic arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Lipa leader Saso Pece arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa arriving at an election debate dedicated to a scandal involving the biggest Slovenian defence deal.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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