Natasa Pirc Musar led Slovenia's conservative former foreign minister Anze Logar by 54 percent to 46 percent.
Natasa Pirc Musar may become the first woman to serve as president since Slovenia became independent as analysts predict centrist and liberal voters will rally behind the liberal candidate.
None of the seven contenders who competed in the election managed to gather over 50 percent for victory, run-off between Anze Logar and Pirc Musar will be held on November 13.
Slovenia will encourage dialogue between the EU and Turkey during its mandate as president of the Council of the European Union, the country's Foreign Minister Anze Logar says after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
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