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Parliament Inaugurated, Gantar Elected Speaker

Ljubljana, 15 October - The new sitting of the Slovenian National Assembly elected Pavel Gantar of Zares the chamber's speaker in a secret ballot at Wednesday's inaugural session after it endorsed the terms of the 90 deputies elected in the 21 September general election.

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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Former President Milan Kucan (right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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New Speaker Pavel Ganter addressing the National Assembly after election at the inaugural session.
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New Speaker Pavel Ganter addressing the National Assembly after election at the inaugural session.
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President Danilo Tuerk at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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President Danilo Tuerk at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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President Danilo Tuerk (centre) arriving at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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President Danilo Tuerk and Speaker Pavel Gantar arriving at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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The new Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar a the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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From left to right: Borut Sajovic of the Liberal Democrats (LDS), Matjaz Zanoskar of the Pensioners' Party DeSUS and Miro Petek of the Slovenian democrats (SDS) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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The women deputies pose for a family photo at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati of the Slovenian Democratic party (SDS) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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MPs at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Social Democrats MPs Breda Pecan (left) and Majda Potrata (right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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The women deputies pose for a family photo at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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The deputies representing the Italian and Hungarian minorities, Roberto Battelli and Laszlo Goencz.
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LibDem leader and deputy Katarina Kresal on the sidelines of the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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MPs at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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SD MP Patrick Vlacic (left) and Radovan Zerjav of the People's Party (SLS) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Patrick Vlacic of the Social Democrats (SD) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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From left to right: Zares MP Vili Trofenik, Robert Hrovat of the Slovenian Democrats and Bogdan Barovic of the Slovenian National Party at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Seat of the President and MP of the Slovenian Democrats, Janez Jansa, who is attending the meeting of the European Council in Brussels during the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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From left to right: Slovenian Democrats MPs SAleksander Zorn, France Cukjati and Peter Verlic at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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From left to right: Slovenian Democrats MPs Stefan Tisel, Aleksander Zorn, Peter Verlic and Milenko Ziherl at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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The inauguarl session of the National assembly; pictured left to right: Human Rights Ombudsman Zdenka Cebasek Travnik, Slovenia's former President Milan Kucan, Constitutional Court President Joze Tratnik, National Council President Blaz Kavcic and Supreme Court President Franc Testen.
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Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) deputy Vili Rezman (left) shaking hands with Bojan Kontic of the Social Democrats (SD) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly; pictured left to right: SocDem deputy Janja Klasinc, Vili Rezman of the Pensioner's Party (DeSUS) and Bojan Kontic and Dusan Kumer of the SocDems.
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Social Democrats MPs Melita Zupevc and Dusan Kumer at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Miran Potrc, SocDem deputy and candidate for deputy speaker (left), at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Pavel Gantar of Zares (right) is elected speaker at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Anton Urh of the Pensioners' Party DeSUS (left) and Joze Tanko of the Slovenian Democrats (SDS) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Josko Godec of the Pensioners' Party DeSUS (left) and Social Democrats MP Miran Potrc at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly; pictured the deputy group of SocDems (top to bottom) Igor Luksic, Andreja Rihter, Borut Pahor and Bojan Kontic.
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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly; pictured top to bottom: Slovenian Democrats (SDS) deputies France Cukljati, Zvonko Cernac, Aleksander Zron and Andrej Vizjak.
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Zares leader Gregor Golobic (left) and MP Majda Sirca (right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Miran Potrc, SocDem deputy and candidate for deputy speaker, at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Social Democrats leader Borut Pahor (centre), who is tipped to become PM, at the inaugural session of the new National Assembly.
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Zares MP Majda Sirca Ravnikar (left), Liberal Democrats (LDS) leader Katarina Kresal (centre) and LDS MP Borut Sajovic (right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Social Democrats MP Miran Potrc (left) and Zares MP Majda Sirca Ravnikar (right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati addressing the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Liberal Democrats leader Katarina Kresal talking to the press as the new MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati (foreground) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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SocDem leader Borut Pahor (left), the likely PM-designate, talking to the outgoing Speaker France Cukjati at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati (left) shaking hands with SocDem leader Borut Pahor, the likely PM-designate, at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly; pictured the deputy faction of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS).
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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati (left) shaking hands with SocDem leader Borut Pahor, the likely PM-designate, at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Zares leader and MP Gregor Golobic, Zares MP Majda Sirca and LibDem leader and MP Katarina Kresal (pictured left to right) at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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New MPs gather for the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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SocDem leader Borut Pahor, who is tipped to become PM, at the inaugural session of the new National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Zares deputies Pavel Gantar and Matej Lahovnik at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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Outgoing Speaker France Cukjati addressing the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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SocDem leader Borut Pahor, who is tipped to become PM, at the inaugural session of the new National Assembly.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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SocDem deputy Igor Luksic at the inaugural session of the National Assembly.
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