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Pahor nominated as Slovenia's prime minister

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After success in September’s elections, Slovenia’s centre-left leader Borut Pahor has been asked to form a new government.

A former fashion model with a degree in international politics, he was nominated as prime minister by President Danilo Turk. If confirmed by parliament, Pahor will have 15 days to put together an administration in the ex-Yugoslav republic, which joined the European Union four years ago.

Pahor’s centre-left coalition ousted conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa at the polls. Pahor has pledged to improve the competitiveness of Slovenia’s economy, which has fared relatively well during the global financial crisis.