News roundup - Sunday, 19 February

Ljubljana, 19 February - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 19 February:

SDS absorbs fmr Maribor mayor's party

MARIBOR - The Democrats (SDS), the largest opposition party, absorbed the New People's Party (NLS) of former Maribor mayor Franc Kangler in a move that SDS president Janez Janša described as a "merger of Slovenian democratic people's patriotic forces". The agreement was signed at a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the party's foundation on Saturday and marks the first time since its inception that the SDS has joined forces with another party in such a way.

Pogačar wins the Vuelta a Andalucia

SEVILLE, Spain - Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) secured overall victory at the Vuelta a Andalucia, his first stage race victory of the 2023 season and the 12th of his career. Having won three of the five stages, the Slovenian finished in the peloton on the final stage. The final tally saw him finish 1 minute and 23 seconds ahead of Mikel Landa and 1 minute 28 seconds on Santiago Buitrago.

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