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Slovenia Holds Presidential Election

The small European state of Slovenia is holding a presidential election.

The race pits the independent incumbent Danilo Turk against challengers from the ruling party and from the opposition.

Opinion polls suggest Turk will win the most votes, but not enough to avoid going into a run-off on December 2.

The opposition Social Democratic leader and former premier Borut Pahor has been tipped to come second and thus qualify for the second round.

Some 1.6 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots at 3,300 polling stations.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP