Independence protagonist Jože Pučnik remembered 20 years after death

Jože Pučnik, a key protagonist of Slovenia's democratisation and independence, was honoured on the 20th anniversary of his death on 11 January with President Nataša Pirc Musar describing him as a model statesman. The party that he used to lead organised a commemoration in Ljubljana.

Addressing the event in Republic Square, which was attended by some 150 people, Slovenia's first Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said Pučnik was a big name, a victim of a totalitarian regime, but he was not retaliative.

Pučnik was the head of DEMOS, the coalition that won the first democratic...

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