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State Secretary Steps Down Due to Rupel's Appointment

Ljubljana, 4 December - Just a week after being formally appointed state secretary at the health ministry, Slavko Ziherl stepped down Thursday, saying he could not accept the fact that former Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel was appointed foreign policy adviser to the prime minister.

State Secretary for Health Slavko Ziherl quit in protest against the naming of former Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel as the PM's foreign policy envoy.
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