Election of new president is seen as a crucial step to end months-long political deadlock after incumbent Milo Djukanovic rejected a new prime minister-designate.
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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says friendly relations and cooperation between Ankara and Ljubljana make 'great contributions' to regional peace and stability.
There are vaccines and treatments available for monkeypox, the health organisation reminded, while calling for appropriate containment measures, more research and global collaboration.
PM Janez Jansa loses national election as the environmentalist Freedom Movement party wins more votes than his SDS party, according to preliminary figures from election authorities.
The vote is seen as a close race between Janez Jansa's Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and the environmentalist Freedom Movement, led by Robert Golob, which wants more investment in renewable energy and greater transparency in state institutions.
The countries signed formal applications to join the European Union as concerns intensified that Russian aggression could spread further than Ukraine.
From Sydney to Tokyo and Athens to Washington, thousands have protested in recent days with banners calling for an end to Russian attacks on Ukraine.
The EU summit with its Eastern Partnership, excluding Belarus, comes after Ukraine's President Zelenskyy pushed for immediate sanctions.
The protest comes just weeks before the Alpine country of two million assumes the European Union's rotating presidency and follows increasing controversy over what critics say are conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa's authoritarian tendencies.
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