Türk, Danilo

Türk, Danilo,

1952–, Slovenian lawyer and diplomat, president of Slovenia (2007–12), b. Maribor. A lawyer who graduated from the Univ. of Ljubljana (LL.D., 1982), he is a tenured professor of international law there. Türk was Slovenia's ambassador to the United Nations (1992–2000) and then served as assistant secretary-general for political affairs (2000–2005) at the United Nations. A center-left candidate for the largely ceremonial role of president, he handily defeated the center-right candidate, former prime minister Lojze Peterie, in 2007. He lost his 2012 bid for a second term to former prime minister Borut PahorPahor, Borut
, 1963–, Slovenian politician, president of Slovenia (2012–). He became politically involved in high school and was active in the Communist League's reformist wing.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/