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Tonin resigns, Židan appointed new speaker

Ljubljana, 23 August - Dejan Židan, the 50-year-old leader of the Social Democrats, was appointed the 13th speaker of Slovenia's National Assembly on Thursday, after interim Speaker Matej Tonin of the conservative New Slovenia (NSi) resigned in line with an agreement made beforehand with the emerging centre-left coalition.

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New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems (right) and his predecessor Matej Tonin of the NSi.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Matej Tonin (left) hands over to Dejan Židan as the new speaker of the National Assembly.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Matej Tonin (left) hands over to Dejan Židan as the new speaker of the National Assembly.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Matej Tonin (left) hands over to Dejan Židan as the new speaker of the National Assembly.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Matej Tonin (left) hands over to Dejan Židan as the new speaker of the National Assembly.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Matej Tonin (left) hands over to Dejan Židan as the new speaker of the National Assembly.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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The National Assembly's new leadership - Deputy Speaker Jože Tanko of the opposition SDS, Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems and Deputy Speaker Tina Heferle of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ).
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly's new leadership - Deputy Speaker Jože Tanko of the opposition SDS, Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems and Deputy Speaker Tina Heferle of the Marjan Šarec List (LMŠ).
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems (right) and his predecessor Matej Tonin of the NSi.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems (right) and his predecessor Matej Tonin of the NSi.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
New parliamentary Speaker Dejan Židan of the SocDems.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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