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Upper Chamber Elects President, Shows Kangler the Door

Ljubljana, 12 December - Mitja Bervar, director of the Ljubljana opera and ballet house, was elected president of the upper chamber of parliament as the new line-up of the National Council held its maiden session on Wednesday. But the councillors failed to endorse the term of Franc Kangler, the outgoing Maribor mayor, as member of the council.

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Mitja Bervar elected president of the National Council.
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The National Council holds a maiden session.
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The National Council holds a maiden session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Franc Kangler leaving the parliament's building after the upper chamber fails to confirm his term as councillor.
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Outgoing Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler addresses the National Council, which failed to endorse his term as councillor.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Ex-Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler will try to get a suspension on his prison sentence at the European Court of Human Rights.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
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Outgoing Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler addresses the National Council, which failed to endorse his term as councillor.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Outgoing Maribor Mayor Franc Kangler addresses the National Council, which failed to endorse his term as councillor.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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