At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Slovenia
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Janez DRNOVSEK
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Janez JANSA
- Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor) with 90 seats and the National Council (Drzavni Svet) with 40 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
- The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
- In the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor) 90 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms*. In the National Council (Drzavni Svet) 40 members are elected by an electoral college to serve 5-year terms.**
* 40 seats are directly elected and 50 are selected on a proportional basis; Note - the numbers of directly elected and proportionally elected seats varies with each election.
** This is primarily an advisory body organized on corporatist principles with limited legislative powers; it may propose laws, ask to review any National Assembly decisions, and call national referenda;
Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:
- Lojze PETERLE
- Party: New Slovenia Christian People's Party / (NSi)
- Danilo TURK
- Independent(s): N/A
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 2,018,122 (2007)
- Registered Voters: 1,720,481 (2007)
· Female Population: 1,027,506 (2007)
· Is Slovenia a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Slovenia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (6 July 1992)
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: No
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (following the 2004 elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 25 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)
· Is Slovenia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
· Has Slovenia ratified CRPD: Yes (24 April 2008)
· Population with a disability: 302,718 (est.)