16 October 1967|
|Political party||Social Democrats|
|Alma mater||University of Ljubljana|
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.
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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
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