Slovenia elects Natasa Pirc Musar as first woman president

Natasa Pirc Musar won the second round of Slovenia's presidential election Sunday and will become the country's first woman president, preliminary results showed.

The 54-year-old lawyer and former TV presenter won 53.98% of the vote, while her rival, Anze Logar, won 46.02% with 92.65% of the votes counted.

"I will proudly enter the presidential palace with the trust you have given me. I will do my best to truly be everyone's president. I will fight for fundamental human rights, constitutional rights and democracy. I will do my best to unite all of us in politics on strategic issues," said Musar.

Outgoing President Borut Pahor congratulated Musar and invited her to the Presidential Palace for a conversation on Tuesday.

The President of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, also congratulated Musar for her victory.

''As you take on this important role, I look forward to working closely with you to build on the unwavering Kosovo-Slovenia partnership, founded on our shared democratic values,'' said Osmani

The first round of the election was held on Oct. 23, but none of the candidates won over 50% of the ballots needed for an outright victory.

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