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Title: Slovenian Presidential Election, October-November 2017
Publisher: Wikipedia, 2017-
Source Origin: Professional/public/political organisation
Source Type: Key Source, Background
Notes: The first round of a Presidential election was held in Slovenia on 22 October 2017. Nine candidates ran in the elections, including the incumbent President. No candidate received a majority of the vote, resulting in a run-off held on 12 November 2017.
Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian_presidential_election,_2017
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Keywords: Slovenia: Political situation - Slovenian politics - Presidential election, 22 October | 12 November 2017
Geographic Indicators:  Slovenia: Internal
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Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor won by far the most votes in the first round of the election on 22 October [47.07%] but failed to secure an outright victory. The former comedian turned mayor Marjan Šarec was the second most voted candidate [24.97%].

A run-off was held on 12 November between the two leading candidates. The incumbent President was re-elected with 52.98% of the votes.

Background information:

The President of Slovenia is elected using the two-round system; if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, the top two candidates contest a runoff.

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