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Pahor's election victory narrowest to date (statistics)

Ljubljana, 12 November - President Borut Pahor's re-election is the narrowest election victory in independent Slovenia, as none of the presidential candidates since 1992 won with such a slight margin. Apart from Milan Kučan, Pahor is also the only Slovenian politician to win a second presidential term.

Bellow are the election results from all six presidential elections in independent Slovenia.

1992 election results (in %):

candidates              1st round
---------------------------------
Milan Kučan             63.90
Ivan Bizjak             21.16
Jelko Kacin              7.30
Stanislav Buser          1.94
Darja Lavtižar Bebler    1.83
Alenka Žagar Slana       1.74
Ljubo Sirc               1.51
France Tomšič            0.63

1997 election results (in %):

candidate               1st round
----------------------------------
Milan Kučan             55.57
Janez Podobnik          18.42
Jožef Bernik             9.39
Marjan Cerar             7.07
Marjan Poljšak           3.22
Anton Peršak             3.08
Bogomir Kovač            2.70
Franc Miklavčič          0.55

2002 election results (in %):

kandidat              1st round     2nd round
---------------------------------------------
Janez Drnovšek          44.39       56.52
Barbara Brezigar        30.80       43.48
Zmago Jelinčič           8.49
France Arhar             7.59
Franc Bučar              3.24
Lev Kreft                2.25
Anton Bebler             1.85
Gorazd Drevenšek         0.86
Jure Cekuta              0.54

2007 election results (in %):

candidate              1st round    2nd round
---------------------------------------------
Lojze Peterle           28.73       31.97
Danilo Türk             24.47       68.03
Mitja Gaspari           24.09
Zmago Jelinčič          19.16
Darko Krajnc             2.18
Elena Pečarič            0.90
Monika Piberl            0.48

2012 election results (in %):

candidate               1st round   2nd round
---------------------------------------------
Borut Pahor             39.87       67.37
Danilo Türk             35.88       32.63
Milan Zver              24.25

2017 election results (in %):


candidate             1st round   2nd round*
---------------------------------------------
Borut Pahor           47.21       52.94
Marjan Šarec          24.76       47.06
Romana Tomc           13.68
Ljudmila Novak         7.24
Andrej Šiško           2.21
Boris Popovič          1.80
Maja Makovec Brenčič   1.73
Suzana Lara Krause     0.78
Angelca Likovič        0.59
* early unofficial result

Source: National Electoral Commission

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