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aribor, April 5 (STA) - "I understand parliament's demand as an opportunity to explain what I really said and why I said it. What worries me most is an all-pervading fear that nowadays in Slovenia anybody can be stopped in the street, beaten up, taken away, interrogated, etc. All this is supposedly possible in the name of national security," said Milan Kučan, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, in a lengthy interview for Večer. In the interview, Kučan spoke about Slovenian politics following the replacement of the Minister of Defence, about the political language of the street and about what he had really said in Nova Gorica.***

Ljubljana, 5 April - VEČER: MILAN KUČAN: LAWS FOR SELF-LIMITATION OF POWER=
e said. Replying to the interviewer's remark that some people believed the president to have orchestrated Janša's fall and that he supported a return of communism, Kučan said that such fears were put about by those who were unable to offer a programme for the development of Slovenian society. Similar insinuations underestimated the authority, maturity and independence of the people who had been elected to parliament by the Slovenian nation itself. "As president, I hold no party-political convictions, although these are forever being imputed to me. My only political conviction is the one which we adopted through the plebiscite and independence documents," concluded Kučan, adding that the second option was a negation of this.

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