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Zorčič appointed speaker of parliament

Ljubljana, 5 March - Igor Zorčič, former deputy group leader of the Modern Centre Party (SMC), was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday by secret ballot in a 48:29 vote. He will succeed Social Democrat (SD) leader Dejan Židan, who stepped down as soon as Janez Janša was elected prime minister, to become the 14th speaker of the National Assembly.

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Newly-elected parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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