Slovenia elects first female President

Slovenia has elected a lawyer linked to former US first lady Melania Trump as its first-ever female head of state.

Natasa Pirc Musar is a journalist and lawyer who ran as an independent candidate with the backing of Slovenia’s centre-left government.

She defeated former Foreign Minister Anze Logar, a veteran of conservative politics.

The election commission said Ms Pirc Musar won almost fifty four percent of votes, ahead of Mr Logar who got just over forty six.