Dejan Židan

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Dejan Židan
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Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
In office
23 August 2018 – 3 March 2020
Preceded byMatej Tonin
Succeeded byIgor Zorčič
Member of the National Assembly of Slovenia
Assumed office
13 July 2014
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
In office
5 May 2010 – August 2018
Personal details
Born (1967-10-16) 16 October 1967 (age 54)
Maribor, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political partySocial Democrats
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana

Dejan Židan (pronounced [ˈdɛːjan ˈʒiːdan]) (born 16 October 1967 in Maribor)[1] is a Slovenian politician, former leader of the Social Democrats, and the former speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia.[2]

A veterinarian by education, Židan served as minister of agriculture, forestry, and nutrition from 2010 in 2012 in Borut Pahor's government.[1] 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.[3] In March 2014, Židan was named the most popular Slovenian politician in a public opinion poll.[4] Following the European Parliament election, Židan replaced Igor Lukšič as acting president of the Social Democrats.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minister za kmetijstvo in okolje | Vlada Republike Slovenije". Vlada.si. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  2. ^ "Židan po izvolitvi za predsednika DZ-ja: Manjkajočih glasov ne bom iskal".
  3. ^ "Imamo 11. vlado z 11 ministri". Mladina.Si. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  4. ^ "Najbolj priljubljeni politik je Dejan Židan | Dnevnik". Dnevnik.si. 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  5. ^ "Lukšič odstopil, 'breme' vodenja SD začasno prevzel Židan". 24ur.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Social Democrats
2014–2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
2018 – 2020
Incumbent