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Physician Voted Slovenia's First Black Mayor

Ghana-born doctor Peter Bossman has won local elections in Slovenia's coastal town of Piran, becoming Slovenia's first black mayor.

According to final results of the October 24 run-off election, center-left Social Democrat (SD) candidate Bossman scored a tight victory receiving 51.4 percent of the vote against outgoing Piran mayor Tomaz Gantar, who got 48.4 percent.

Bossman, 54, is married to a Croatian doctor and the couple has two daughters.

He came to Slovenia in the early 1980s, when the country was still part of the former Yugoslavia, to study medicine.

compiled from agency reports