Natasa Pirc Musar is the first female president of Slovenia
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Natasa Pirc Musar is the first female president of Slovenia

Natasa Pirc Musar is the first woman elected president of Slovenia, winning the ballot with 54% of the votes against the conservative Anze Logar, former foreign minister.

Natasa Pirc Musar is the first female president of Slovenia. You won the ballot against the conservative Anze Logar, a former foreign minister with 54% of the votes. “My first task will be to open a dialogue between all Slovenians – her first comment – the same Slovenes who in these democratic elections have shown what kind of country they want.”

Lawyer to former US First Lady Melania Trump, Pirc Musar, 54, is in fact the first woman to hold the office of president since Slovenia won its independent after the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991.

“My first action will be to invite all the leaders of political parties to the presidential palace,” said the new president who takes the place of Borut Pahor, 58, from two five-year terms and therefore no longer eligible for re-election. Pahor had been criticized for his passive attitude towards Janez Jansa, a populist conservative believed to be very close to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Musar underlined his desire not to limit himself to protocol functions: “The president cannot be neutral, he must have an opinion and be a moral authority. And I was never afraid to make my voice heard ”, the words of him to France Presse between the first and second round.

“Congratulations Natsa Pirc Musar on her election as President of the Republic of Slovenia. As the first woman to be elected president of Slovenia, she paved the way for future generations. I can’t wait to work with her. We share the goal of an ever stronger, more democratic and resilient Union “, commented in a tweet by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.