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Parties Challenged on Wages, Health Care, Future Coalition

Ljubljana, 18 September - The heads of the nine parliamentary parties were quizzed about concrete issues of poverty and the efficiency of Slovenia's health care system on Thursday, in one of the last televised debates ahead of Sunday's general election. Prime Minister Janez Jansa said Slovenians could look forward to earning European pay by 2015.

Ljubljana
Parliamentary party leaders after a TV debate hosted by commercial broadcaster POP TV three days before general election.
From left to right: opposition Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor, opposition Lipa frontman Saso Pece, coalition New Slovenia leader Andrej Bajuk, ruling Slovenian Democrats leader Janez Jansa, coalition Pensioners' Party president Karl Erjavec, Liberal Democrats leader Katarina Kresal, opposition Zares frontman Gregor Golobic, coalition People's Party president Bojan Srot and National Party leader Zmago Jelincic.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenian Democrats leader Janez Jansa (left), opposition Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor (centre) and opposition Zares leader Gregor Golobic after a TV debate hosted by commercial broadcaster POP TV.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Opposition Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor (left) and coalition People's Party leader Bojan Srot (right) after a TV debate hosted by commercial broadcaster POP TV.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenian Democrats leader Janez Jansa (left), opposition Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor (centre) and opposition Zares leader Gregor Golobic after a TV debate hosted by commercial broadcaster POP TV.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenian Democrats leader Janez Jansa (left) and opposition Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor (right) after a TV debate hosted by commercial broadcaster POP TV.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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