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dr. Igor Lukšič

dr. Igor Lukšič

Igor Lukšič (born 3 December 1961) is a Slovenian political scientist, politician and president of the Slovenian Social Democrats since June 2012. Between November 2008 and February 2012, he served as Minister of Education in the center-left government of Borut Pahor. 

Lukšič was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, then part of former Yugoslavia. He obtained his PhD at the University of Ljubljana in 1993. He started his academic career as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana in 1986. Subsequently, he became Assistant Professor in 1993 and Associate Professor in 1998. In 1999 he became Vice Dean and in 2001 Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. Currently he works as a regular Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana; between 2008 and 2011 he was a minister of Education and Sport. Until 22 March 2009 he was a Vice president of Social Democrats in Slovenia.

On 2 June 2012 he was elected president of the Slovenian Social Democrats.

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