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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: President is commander-in-chief, but only on paper

Ljubljana, 6 November - President Borut Pahor and his challenger Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec agree that changes to Slovenia's security and defence system are urgently needed and that soldiers' pay is too low. They hold opposing views on publicly disclosing the situation of the army - Šarec would not do it, while Pahor says he has helped the armed forces this way.

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor promoting Brigadier Andrej Osterman (left), the chief of staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, to the rank of major general at the Presidential Palace in 2014.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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