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PM Defends Staffing Decision, Coalition Partners Downplay Importance

Ljubljana, 9 December - Prime Minister Borut Pahor defended Tuesday his decision to name Dimitrij Rupel his foreign policy adviser, an appointment that has irked his coalition partners. However, tensions seem to have eased off and a tentative call for an emergency summit has been downgraded to a meeting of party presidents before tomorrow's cabinet session.

Ljubljana
LDS leader Katarina Kresal (pictured) rejects the notion that there is a state of emergency in the coalition.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
LDS leader Katarina Kresal (pictured) rejects the notion that there is a state of emergency in the coalition.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
LDS leader Katarina Kresal (pictured) rejects the notion that there is a state of emergency in the coalition.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
LDS leader Katarina Kresal (pictured) rejects the notion that there is a state of emergency in the coalition.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
LDS leader Katarina Kresal (pictured) rejects the notion that there is a state of emergency in the coalition.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (centre) meets representatives of pensioners as part of his "broad development dialogue".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (pictured) meets representatives of pensioners as part of his "broad development dialogue".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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