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Current President and presidential candidate Borut Pahor speaks to the press after voting at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Sempeter pri Novi Gorici, Slovenia November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic


LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor was in a tight lead in a presidential runoff after 5.1 percent of votes counted, the election commission said shortly after the polls closed on Sunday.

Pahor, who is running for his second five-year mandate, won about 53 percent of the vote while his opponent, the mayor of the city of Kamnik Marjan Sarec, got 47 percent.

(Reporting By Marja Novak; Editing by Ivana Sekularac)

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