Borut Pahor

Borut Pahor
Borut Pahor 2010-10-08.jpg
4th President of Slovenia
Assumed office
22 December 2012
Prime Minister Janez Janša
Alenka Bratušek
Miro Cerar
Preceded by Danilo Türk
7th Prime Minister of Slovenia
In office
21 November 2008 – 10 February 2012
President Danilo Türk
Preceded by Janez Janša
Succeeded by Janez Janša
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
10 November 2000 – 12 July 2004
Preceded by Janez Podobnik
Succeeded by Feri Horvat
Personal details
Born (1963-11-02) 2 November 1963 (age 54)
Postojna, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political party League of Communists
(Before 1990)
Social Democrats (1990–2012)
Independent (2012–present)
Spouse(s) Tanja Pečar
Children Luka Pahor
Alma mater University of Ljubljana

Borut Pahor (Slovene pronunciation:  [ˈbóːɾut ˈpàːxɔɾ]; [1] [2] born 2 November 1963) is a Slovenian politician serving as President of Slovenia since December 2012. He was Prime Minister from November 2008 to February 2012.

A longtime president of the Social Democrats party, Pahor served several terms as a member of the National Assembly and was its chairman from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, Pahor was elected as member of the European Parliament. Following the victory of the Social Democrats in the 2008 parliamentary election, Pahor was appointed as Prime Minister.

In September 2011, Pahor's government lost a confidence vote amidst an economic crisis and political tensions. He continued to serve as the pro tempore Prime Minister until he was replaced by Janez Janša in February 2012. In June 2012, he announced he would run for the largely ceremonial office of President of Slovenia. He defeated the incumbent Danilo Türk in a runoff election held on 2 December 2012, receiving roughly two-thirds of the vote. [3] In November 2017, Pahor was re-elected for a second term. [4]

Early life

Pahor was born in Postojna, SR Slovenia (in the former Yugoslavia), and spent his childhood in the town of Nova Gorica, [5] before moving to the nearby town of Šempeter pri Gorici. His father died at a young age and his mother, Iva Pahor Martelanc (a Nazi Concentration Camp survivor) [6] raised him as a single mother.

After finishing the Nova Gorica High School in 1983, Pahor enrolled in the University of Ljubljana, where he studied public policy and political science at the Faculty of Sociology, Political Science and Journalism (FSPN, now known as Faculty for Social Sciences, FDV). He graduated in 1987 with a thesis on peace negotiations between members of the Non-Aligned Movement. His B.A. thesis was awarded the Student Prešeren Award, the highest academic award for students in Slovenia. According to the Slovenian press, Pahor worked as a male model to pay for his university studies. [7]

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latviešu: Boruts Pāhors
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norsk nynorsk: Borut Pahor
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română: Borut Pahor
русский: Пахор, Борут
slovenčina: Borut Pahor
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српски / srpski: Borut Pahor
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