Dejan Židan

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Dejan Židan
Dejan Židan 2015-04-10.jpg
Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
Assumed office
23 August 2018
Preceded byMatej Tonin
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 51)
Maribor, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political partySocial Democrats
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana

Dejan Židan (pronounced [ˈdɛːjan ˈʒiːdan]) was born 16 October 1967 in Maribor.[1] He is a Slovenian politician, leader of the Social Democrats, and the current 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. ^ http://www.rtvslo.si/slovenija/dejan-zidan-z-49-glasovi-izvoljen-za-predsednika-drzavnega-zbora/463895
  3. ^ 11.6.2014. "Imamo 11. vlado z 11 ministri". Mladina.Si. 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
Igor Lukšič
Leader of the Social Democrats
Acting

2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Matej Tonin
Speaker of the National Assembly of Slovenia
2018 –
Incumbent