Natasa Pirc Musar is Slovenia’s first female president

Natasa Pirc Musar is Slovenia’s first female president, winning the vote with 54% of the vote against conservative Anze Logar, a former foreign minister.

Author: Chiara Amendola

Natasa Pirc Musar

Natasa Pirc Musar is Slovenia’s first female president. Conservative Anze Logar, a former foreign minister, won the vote with 54% of the vote. “My first task will be to open a dialogue between all Slovenes – your first comment – the same Slovenes who in these democratic elections showed what kind of country they want.”

Former US first lady Melania Trump’s lawyer, Pirc Musar, 54, is in fact the first woman to hold the office of president since Slovenia gained independence after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991.

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

Musar highlighted 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,” he told France Presse between the first and second rounds.

“Congratulations Natsa Pirc Musar on your 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 look forward to working with her. We share the objective of an increasingly strong, democratic and resilient Union”, comments in a tweet by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Source: Fan Page IT