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New Slovenian parliament inaugurated

Ljubljana, 13 May - Slovenia's new parliament opened on Friday with the confirmation of the terms of all ninety MPs and the election of the first woman to the speaker post, and a move by the opposition that indicates that the new coalition faces a formidable opponent versed in parliamentary procedure.

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President Borut Pahor addresses the new parliament at the opening session.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Freedom Movement's Urška Klakočar Zupančič addresses the press after becoming the first woman to be elected speaker.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Freedom Movement's Urška Klakočar Zupančič addresses the National Assembly after becoming the first woman to be elected speaker.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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The maiden session of the new National Assembly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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