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Presidential Election: Pahor Surprise Winner, Enters Run-Off with Türk

Ljubljana, 11 November - Former Prime Minister Borut Pahor emerged as the surprise winner of Sunday's presidential election, beating the favoured incumbent Danilo Türk with 40% against 37%, according to early unofficial results released by the National Electoral Commission. The centre right candidate, Milan Zver, got 23.7%.

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Presidential candidate Milan Zver giving a statement for the press.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Presidential candidate Milan Zver and his wife Andreja Valič Zver.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Presidential candidate Milan Zver giving a statement for the press.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Presidential election.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Incumbent president Danilo Türk and his wife Barbara waiting for results of presidential election.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Former PM Borut Pahor giving a statement after exit polls showed he won most votes in the first round of presidential election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former PM Borut Pahor makes first statement after an exit poll projects him as the winner of the first round of Sunday's presidential election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former PM Borut Pahor makes first statement after an exit poll projects him as the winner of the first round of Sunday's presidential election.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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