ElectionGudie

Jan. 15, 2000 Held

1,112,840
Voted
Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia

Election for Državni Zbor (Slovenian National Assembly)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,112,840
Valid Votes:1,074,032
Invalid Votes:38,808

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Liberal Democrats 34 389,485

36.26%

Social Democrats 14 169,957

15.82%

United List 11 129,749

12.11%

Slovenian People's Party 9 102,550

9.55%

New Slovenia/NSI/People's Christian Party 8 92,823

8.64%

Democratic Party of Pensioners 4 55,468

5.16%

Slovenian National Party 4 47,095

4.38%

Party of Young People 4 46,594

4.34%

Other Parties 2 40,311

3.75%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 40 seats in the National Council (Drzavni Svet)
  • 90 seats in the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Milan KUCAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Janez DRNOVSEK
  • Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament Slovenije) consisting of the National Council (Drzavni Svet) with 40 seats and the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor) with 90 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 Council (Drzavni Svet) 40 members are elected by an electoral college to serve 4-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Drzavni 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.**

* 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Liberal Democrats (LDS)
    • Leader: Janez DRNOVŠEK
  • Party: Social Democrats (SDS)
    • Leader: Janez JANŠA
  • Party: United List (ZLSD)
    • Leader: Borut PAHOR
  • Party: New Slovenia/NSI/People's Christian Party
    • Leader: Andrej BAJUK
  • Party: Slovenian People's Party (SLS SKD)
    • Leader: Franc ZAGOéEN
  • Party: Democratic Party of Pensioners (DESUS)
    • Leader: Janko KUŠAR
  • Party: Slovenian National Party (SNS)
    • Leader: Zmago JELINCIC
  • Party: Party of Young People (SMS)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Last election to the National Assembly: November 10, 1996

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,988,925 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 1,586,695 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,017,984 (2000)

·         Is Slovenia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Slovenia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (6 July 1992)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 12 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 25  (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Slovenia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Slovenia ratified CRPD: Yes (24 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 298,338 (est.)