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Kucan Says He is Neither the Father Nor the Shepherd of the Nation

Ljubljana, 31 December - PRESS/KUCAN
The president of the republic is not the "father of the nation", let alone its "shepherd". If anyone writing about the president happens to describe Milan Kucan as the father of the nation, the president understands that as a commitment to perform the function of the head of the state in such a way that the greatest possible number of citizens could identify with the manner the presidential function is performed as well as with its content. "To be the president of all Slovenes in terms of political preferences is impossible. To wish for it is one thing, but another is the question how this is acknowledged by individuals," President Kucan said in an interview published by the daily Dnevnik on Friday.

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