ElectionGudie

July 13, 2014 Held

885,860
Voted
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Republic of Slovenia

Election for Državni Zbor (National Assembly)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:885,860
Valid Votes:874,291
Invalid Votes:11,569

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Miro Cerar 36 - 301,563

34.49%

Slovenian Democratic Party 21 - 181,052

20.71%

Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 10 - 88,968

10.18%

Social Democrats 6 - 52,249

5.98%

Left Unity 6 - 52,189

5.97%

New Slovenia/NSI/People's Christian Party 5 - 48,846

5.59%

Alliance of Alenka Bratušek 4 - 38,293

4.38%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:  

  • The 90 seats in the Slovenian National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Borut PAHOR (since 22 December 2012)[i]**
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Alenka BRATUSEK (resigned 5 May 2014)[ii]
  • Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Parliament. The National Council (Drzavni Svet) which has 40 seats and the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor) has 90 seats.[iii]

**The President nominates as Prime Minister the party member he thinks will most likely to be able to assemble a viable government coalition. His candidate then must be approved by the members of the National Assembly

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 nominated by the president.
  • In the National Council (Drzavni svet) 40 members are elected by an electoral college to serve 5-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 to serve 4-year terms.[iv]**

** The two members are elected only by registered members of the Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities.[v]

Election Note:

  • On 5 May 2014, Prime Minister Alenka BRATUSEK resigned. This came after she lost the leadership battle for the political party, Positive Slovenia.[vi] After weeks with no nominee for prime minister, President Borut PAHOR dissolved Parliament on 1 June 2014.[vii] He announced there would be a “snap election” on 13 July 2014.[viii]

Political entities in this electoral race:

  • POSITIVE SLOVENIA/POZITIVNA SLOVENIJA (PS)
    • Leader: Zoran JANKOVIĆ
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 14
  • SLOVENIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY/SLOVENSKA DEMOKRATSKA STRANKA (SDS)
    • Leader: Janez JANSA
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 26
  • SOCIAL DEMOCRATS/ SOCIALNI DEMOKRATI (SD)
    • Leader: Dejan ŽIDAN
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 10
  • ALLIANCE OF ALENKA BRATUSEK (ZAB)[ix]
    • Leader: Alenka BRATUSEK
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 10
  • CIVIC LIST/DRŽAVLJANSKA LISTA
    • Leader: Bojan STARMAN
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 7
  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF PENSIONERS OF SLOVENIA/DEMOKRATIČNA STRANKA UPOKOJENCEV SLOVENIJE (DeSUS)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 5
  • SLOVENIAN PEOPLE’S PARTY/SLOVENSKA LJUDSKA STRANKA (SLS)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 6
  • NEW SLOVENIA/NOVA SLOVENIJA – KRŠČANSKI DEMOKRATI
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 4
  • ENAKOPRAVNI DEŽELANI – NAPREJ SLOVENIJA
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • KOALICIJA ZDRUŽENA LEVICA (DSD, IDS IN STRANKA TRS)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • SLOVENIAN NATIONAL PARTY/SLOVENSKA NACIONALNA STRANKA (SNS)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • MIRO CERAR'S PARTY/STRANKA MIRA CERARJA (SMC)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • GREENS OF SLOVENIA/ZELENI SLOVENIJE
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • PIRATE PARTY/PIRATSKA STRANKA SLOVENIJE
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • VERJAMEM
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0
  • LIBERALNO GOSPODARSKA STRANKA (LGS)
    • Seats won in last Assembly elections: 0

A list of all parties per electoral areas can be found at: http://www.dvk-rs.si/index.php/si/arhiv-drzavni-zbor-rs/leto-2014-predcasne-volitve

Last election:

  • The last election to the National Assembly in Slovenia was held on 4 December 2011. Elections were supposed to be held in 2012, but the government of Borut PAHOR collapsed after a no-confidence vote.[x] Zoran JANKOVIĆ’s PS party won 28 seats (in 2014 14 members have exited from the parliamentary group Positive Slovenia) and turnout was above 65%. Results can be found here and here.

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 2,060,813 (Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia)
  • Registered Voters: 1,714,476 (June 2014)

[i] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/si.html

[ii] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/01/us-slovenia-election-idUSKBN0EC1OS20140601

[iii] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/si.html

[iv] http://www.dvk-rs.si/index.php/en/elections/national-assembly-of-the-republic-of-slovenia

[v] http://www.dvk-rs.si/index.php/en/elections/national-assembly-of-the-republic-of-slovenia

[vi] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/01/us-slovenia-election-idUSKBN0EC1OS20140601

[vii] http://en.cihan.com.tr/news/Slovenian-Constitutional-Court-supports-general-elections-on-July-13_6885-CHMTQ2Njg4NS80

[viii] http://en.cihan.com.tr/news/Slovenian-Constitutional-Court-supports-general-elections-on-July-13_6885-CHMTQ2Njg4NS80

[ix] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/31/us-slovenia-politics-idUSKBN0EB0DM20140531

[x] http://www.rtvslo.si/slovenija/foto-poslanci-izrekli-nezaupnico-vladi-boruta-pahorja/266631