Debate remembers Pučnik, says he deserves place in collective consciousness

Ljubljana, 3 October - The legacy of Jože Pučnik, a crucial figure of the Slovenian independence movement and the second president of the party that would evolve into the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), was discussed at a panel debate in Ljubljana on Monday. Participants called for Pučnik to get a more prominent role in the country's collective consciousness.

Ljubljana
Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša addresses a conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) is attended by Slovenia's first PM Lojze Petrele, first Defence MInister Janez Janša, Pučnik's son Gorazd Pučnik and President Borut Pahor (pictured left to right).
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Democrat (SDS) leader Janez Janša attends a conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Philosopher and sociologist Spomenka Hribar attends a conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Philosopher and sociologist Spomenka Hribar attends a conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor addresses a conference on dissident and politician Jože Pučnik (1932-2003) organised by the Museum of Contemporary History.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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