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Pivec beats Erjavec to become Pensioners' Party president

Ljubljana, 18 January - Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec surprisingly defeated Defence Minister Karl Erjavec in a bitterly contested battle for the presidency of the coalition Pensioners' Party (DeSUS). Pivec won 145 votes at Saturday's congress to Erjavec's 80 to end his 15-year tenure at the helm of the party.

Ljubljana
Agriculture Minister Aleksandra Pivec speaks to reporters at a party congress at which she challenged the incumbent Karl Erjavec for the party presidency.
Photo: Nik Jevšnik/STA

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