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Partial Result Show SD Beating SDS

Ljubljana, 21 September - The opposition Social Democrats (SD) are the winner of Sunday's general election, according to partial unofficial results released by the National Electoral Commission. The SocDems are projected to win just over 30% and 29 seats in parliament, compared to 29.2% and 28 seats for the ruling Slovenian Democrats (SDS).

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Leaders of Social Democrats (SD), Liberal Democrats (LDS) and Zares, Borut Pahor, Katarina Kresal and Gregor Golobic, (from left to right) at the 2008 general election press centre.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SocDems leader Borut Pahor addressing the press at the general election 2008 press centre.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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SLS leader Bojan Srot (second from right) and SMS president Darko Krajnc (right) addressing the press at the press centre.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Liberal Democrats (LDS) leader Katarina Kresal waiting for the results of the 2008 general election.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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The People's Party (SLS) Bojan Srot waiting for the results of the 2008 general election.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Social Democrats (SD) leader Borut Pahor after the announcement of the exit polls of the general election.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Leader of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec (centre) after the announcement of the exit polls of the 2008 general election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Leader of the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) Karl Erjavec (left) after the announcement of the exit polls of the 2008 general election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Leader of the National party (SNS) Zmago Jelincic (right) waiting for the results of the 2008 general election at the party's headquarters.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa after the announcement of the exit polls of the general election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa after the announcement of the exit polls of the general election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Zares leader Gregor Golobic (right) after the announcement of the exit polls.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Head of the opposition Zares, Gregor Golobic, (right) at the Zares campaign headquarters after the announcement of the exit polls of the general election.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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