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Mojca Prelesnik Nominated New Info Commissioner


If appointed by parliament, Prelesnik will take over after NataĊĦa Pirc Musar's second term in office runs out on 15 July.

Prelesnik, a lawyer with bar exam, meets all prerequisites for the post, Pahor's office said in a press release on Monday.

Her work used to be closely related to the Office of Information Commissioner, where she served as deputy information commissioner from 2005 to 2008.

Since then, she has worked as secretary general of the National Assembly, which means running the parliament's services.

Prelesnik, born in December 1968, graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 1992 and passed the bar exam three years later.

She ran her own law firm between 1997 and 2002, after which she worked for the ex-Ministry of Information Society.

President Pahor expects the new information commissioner, who is elected with simple majority, to be appointed already this week.

Pahor was choosing from among eight candidates who applied for the office of information commissioner, which lasts five years.

Based on the presentations of all candidates, Pahor estimated the parliament's secretary general enjoyed the most support.


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