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Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia

1,978,029 17

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

53.71%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Slovenian National Assembly Državni Zbor Lower House
Slovenian National Council Državni Svet Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Borut PAHOR
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Miro CERAR 
  • Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the National Council (Državni Svet) with 40 seats and the National Assembly (Državni Zbor) with 90 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Council (Državni Svet) 40 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve 5-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Državni Zbor), 88 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 2 members are elected through a Borda Count system to serve 4-year terms.**

* This is a mainly advisory body based on corporatist principles with limited legislative powers. It may propose laws, ask to review any National Assembly decisions, and call national referenda. 4 members represent business ownership associations, 4 represent trade unions, 2 represent farmers, 1 represents crafts and trades, 1 represents "independent professions," and 6 represent "non-commercial" interests. These include 1 representative each from the following fields: university students, teaching, professional research, culture/sport, health care, and social work. Finally, electoral colleges in each of 22 local constituencies elect members representing their respective constituencies. These electoral colleges include 1 member per municipality and 1 more member per additional 5,000 residents. Choice of electoral rules is reserved to the electoral colleges.

** In the PR tier, there are 8 multi-member constituencies of 11 seats each. Voters have the option to cast preference votes. There is a nationwide threshold of 4 percent. In addition, the two constituencies in which the Borda system is used are nationwide and reserved to Hungarian and Italian minorities, respectively.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Slovenian National Assembly 2000-01-15 1,112,840 1,587,430 70.1%
President 2002-11-10 1,159,330 1,606,614 72.16%
President 2002-12-01 1,045,855 1,606,435 65.1%
Referendum 2003-03-23 969,577 1,609,587 60.24%
Referendum 2004-04-04 513,195 1,626,913 31.54%
Slovenian National Assembly 2004-10-03 991,123 1,634,402 60.64%
President 2007-10-21 991,708 1,720,481 57.64%
President 2007-11-11 1,005,359 1,720,481 58.43%
Slovenian National Assembly 2008-09-21 1,070,523 1,696,437 63.1%
Referendum 2010-06-06 727,361 1,705,105 42.66%
Referendum 2011-06-05 690,727 1,707,299 40.46%
Slovenian National Assembly 2011-12-04 1,121,573 1,709,692 65.6%
Referendum 2012-03-25 514,400 1,709,417 30.09%
President 2012-11-11 818,183 1,709,692 47.86%
President 2012-12-02 717,835 1,709,692 41.99%
Slovenian National Assembly 2014-07-13 885,860 1,713,067 51.71%
President 2017-10-22 - - -

Voter Turnout