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Local Elections Show Slight Shift to the Right

Ljubljana, 10 October - Though incomparable to the general election, local elections 2010 were seen at least partially as a test of the ruling coalition and its economic policies. But although the opposition gained some ground at the national level, the results fell short of an outright vote of no confidence for the coalition, suggest partial unofficial results.

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Zares leader Gregor Golobic (right) and Zares candidate for Ljubljana mayor Milan Hosta (left) after the polls closed on Sunday.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

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Social Democrats leader (SD) and Prime Minister Borut Pahor (centre) talking to the press after local elections.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

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Liberal Democrats (LDS) leader Katarina Kresal (left) talking to the press as the party awaits local elections results.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Democrats leader Janez Jansa talking to the press as local elections results are coming in.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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People's Party (SLS) president Radovan Zerjav (right) talking to the press as the party awaits local elections results.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

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Non-parliamentary New Slovenia (NSi) leader Ljudmila Novak (right) and NSi candidate for Ljubljana mayor Mojca Kucler Dolinar (left) after the polls closed.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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