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Anže Logar in Nataša Pirc Musar se bosta za predsedniško mesto pomerila v drugem krogu, ki bo 13. novembra. Foto: Katja Kodba/STA (https://servis.sta.si/fotoservis/1176217)
Anže Logar in Nataša Pirc Musar se bosta za predsedniško mesto pomerila v drugem krogu, ki bo 13. novembra. Foto: Katja Kodba/STA

The first half of the presidential election is behind us

The day after tomorrow, two “holidays” will be held in Slovenia: a democratic “holiday” and a sport “holiday.”

The streets of Ljubljana will be occupied by runners who will compete in the 26th Ljubljana Marathon.

Polls will be open throughout Slovenia, where we will choose the new president of the republic. Slovenian citizens abroad will also be able to vote in 26 other countries.

Being president is an important task, an important job, an important mission, it is important that it is performed by someone who has the will, even the passion, to perform this function.

Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

Seven candidates are competing for this position.

A second round of elections will most likely be necessary for a definitive answer to the question of who will be Pahor’s successor. This one will be on November 13.

This means that no one will get more than half of the votes in the first round.

Who are the candidates?

There are two women among the seven. These are the only candidates who have not yet been involved in politics. Others are active in it: three MPs, one MEP and one mayor are running.

Five candidates are running with the support of a political party, and two with the support of voters.

Children do not have the right to vote, but it is still important to know the presidential candidates.

We in Časoris, therefore, asked everyone — Milan BrglezJanez Cigler KraljMiha KordišAnže LogarNataša Pirc MusarVladimir Prebilič and  Sabina Senčar — why they are running; what the ideal president should be like; and what will be the first thing they will do for children if elected.

During the campaign other media asked them mainly about the war in Ukraine, their attitude towards NATOthe president’s powersthe upcoming referendums and their role models.

So far, in addition to Pahor, Milan Kučan (two terms), Janez Drnovšek and Danilo Türk have served as president.

Points to Consider

  1. What kind of president was Borut Pahor?
  2. Is it important for the president to have political experience?
  3. What does it mean that the president is the president of all citizens?

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For parents and teachers

How to talk about elections?
(article in Slovenian language)

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The original version of this article was published on October 21st.

Sandra

Hanžič je novinarka, ki jo ob spremljanju vsakodnevnega dogajanja najbolj veselijo druženje s prijatelji, potovanja in sprehodi v naravo.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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