|Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia|
23 August 2018 – 3 March 2020
|Preceded by||Matej Tonin|
|Succeeded by||Igor Zorčič|
|Member of the National Assembly of Slovenia|
|Assumed office |
13 July 2014
|Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food|
5 May 2010 – August 2018
|Born||16 October 1967|
|Political party||Social Democrats|
|Alma mater||University of Ljubljana|
Dejan Židan (pronounced [ˈdɛːjan ˈʒiːdan]) (born 16 October 1967 in Maribor) is a Slovenian politician, leader of the Social Democrats, and the former speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia.
A veterinarian by education, Židan served as minister of agriculture, forestry, and nutrition from 2010 in 2012 in Borut Pahor's government. In the 2011 parliamentary election, Židan was elected a member of the National Assembly. In 2013, Židan became minister of agriculture and the environment in Alenka Bratušek's government. In March 2014, Židan was named the most popular Slovenian politician in a public opinion poll. Following the European Parliament election, Židan replaced Igor Lukšič as acting president of the Social Democrats.
- "Minister za kmetijstvo in okolje | Vlada Republike Slovenije". Vlada.si. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
- 11.6.2014. "Imamo 11. vlado z 11 ministri". Mladina.Si. Retrieved 2014-06-11.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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- "Lukšič odstopil, 'breme' vodenja SD začasno prevzel Židan". 24ur.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Social Democrats
| Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
2018 – 2020
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