Slovenia has elected a lawyer linked to former US first lady Melania Trump as its first-ever female head of state, the BBC reports.
Natasa Pirc Musar is a journalist and lawyer who ran as an independent with the backing of Slovenia’s centre-left government.
She defeated former foreign minister Anze Logar – a veteran of conservative politics.
Ms Pirc Musar won almost 54% of the vote, ahead of Mr Logar who got just over 46%, the election commission said.
Turnout among the population of around two million was 49.9%, the commission said.