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12.01.2010 18:49
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Minister Kresal Chosen Woman of the Year

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Interior Minister Katarina Kresal receives the Woman of the Year 2009 award conferred by women's magazine Jana.
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Ljubljana, 12 January (STA) - The readers of women's magazine Jana have chosen Liberal Democrats (LDS) president and Interior Minister Katarina Kresal the Woman of the Year 2009, Jana announced on Tuesday.

A total of 13 women had been shortlisted for the award, all of which were received before the evening ceremony in Ljubljana by Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic.

The organisers wrote on their webpage that many Slovenians would have deserved the award, handed out to those who have made a mark with their courage and determination.

Kresal said on the occasion that she had never thought that an interior affairs minister could become the woman of the year.

According to her, people accepting her because she took on difficult issues, such as the issue of the erased, is a big thing that proves that people truly value basic human rights and dignity.

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12.01.2010 18:49

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