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Melania Trump’s lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar elected Slovenia’s first female president

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Natasa Pirc Musar addresses the media after the majority of votes are counted, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Liberal rights advocate Natasa Pirc Musar has won a runoff vote to become Slovenia’s next president and the small European Union country’s first female head of state. (WHD Photo/Darko Bandic) Darko Bandic/WHD

Melania Trump’s lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar elected Slovenia’s first female president

Jenny Goldsberry

November 13, 11:52 PM November 13, 11:52 PM

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Nataša Pirc Musar, who worked as Melania Trump’s personal lawyer, has won the presidential election in Slovenia.

Pirc Musar won the runoff election with 54% of the vote against ex-foreign minister Anze Logar, making her the country’s first female head of state. A majority of 55% of ballots have been counted.

The newly-appointed president thanked voters in a Sunday tweet and addressed media as the votes continue to be counted.

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Prior to her legal career, Pirc Musar, 54, worked as a television news reporter. She decided to seek public office because after years of reporting on national issues, she “understands what the state’s needs are and how to realize them,” according to her website.

“I am also convinced that the time has come in Slovenia to get the first female president of the republic, who will confidently and courageously step forward with a new, different energy and strengthen her role as a statesman,” her website reads. “The President of the Republic is the one who must initiate and encourage this with a genuine, sincere desire and intention. That is why we need self-confidence, hope and trust. We need a seething energy, which must be skilfully clothed in a statesmanlike attitude. I know I have it.”

 

The term length for president in Slovenia is five years, and individuals are permitted to seek one additional term.

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