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Presidential Election 2017

STA debate - second round

Slovenija Nov 8, 2017, 8:00

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: President is commander-in-chief, but only on paper

President Borut Pahor and his challenger Kamnik Mayor Marjan Šarec agree that changes to Slovenia's security and defence system are urgently needed and that soldiers' pay is too low. They hold opposing views on publicly disclosing the situation of the army - Šarec would not do it, while Pahor says he has helped the armed forces this way.

Politics Nov 8, 2017, 7:00

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Candidates hold opposite views on privatisation

The STA has talked to the presidential candidates about business and the economy after several executives said the president should be more involved in the field. Both candidates are critical of how state-owned companies are managed, but unlike President Borut Pahor, his challenger Marjan Šarec does not condemn state-ownership per se.

Politics Nov 8, 2017, 7:00

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Diaspora expect president to promote their interests

As Slovenians from neighbouring countries and around the world expect from the Slovenian president to promote their interests, presidential candidates Borut Pahor and Marjan Šarec believe that Slovenia is obliged to help and support the ethnic Slovenian communities in neighbouring countries.

Politics Nov 6, 2017, 7:00

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Candidates discuss nominations, appointments

The job of Slovenia's president over the next five-year term will involve some key nominations, including of a prime minister-designate after the general election next year. Asked about these powers, both presidential candidates would wish to see changes in particular regarding the appointment of the country's anti-graft watchdog.

STA debate - first round

Politics Oct 16, 2017, 7:00

Candidates on cooperation with other branches of power

Candidates standing in the 22 October presidential election spoke to the STA about how important they deem cooperation with the other branches of power and parliamentary parties and whether they would act in a non-partisan manner if elected. They also explained on which issues they would seek a compromise.

Politics Oct 15, 2017, 7:00

Candidates on social justice, welfare state

Candidates standing in the presidential election scheduled for 22 October were asked by the STA whether they believe Slovenia is a welfare state and whether they could contribute to more social justice if elected.

Politics Oct 14, 2017, 7:00

Candidates on defence & security, role of supreme commander

Candidates standing in the 22 October presidential election spoke to the STA about what direction the development of the defence and security system should take and which part of it should be developed the most. They also discussed the role of the president as the supreme commander of the Slovenian Armed Forces.

Politics Oct 11, 2017, 7:00

Candidates on Slovenia's international role, mass migrations, terrorism

The nine candidates standing in the 22 October presidential election have talked to the STA about how they see Slovenia's role in the international community, in particular from the aspect of challenges such as mass migrations and terrorism. They also said which global leader they would meet first as president.

Politics Oct 10, 2017, 7:00

Candidates on border arbitration with Croatia

Candidates standing in the 22 October presidential election spoke to the STA about the best way to implement the decision on the Slovenia-Croatia border which was declared at the end of June by the Hague-based international arbitration tribunal. They also gave their take of Slovenia's relations with neighbouring countries.