ElectionGudie

Sept. 21, 2008 Held

1,070,523
Voted
Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia

Election for Državni Zbor (Slovenian National Assembly)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,070,523
Valid Votes:1,051,827
Invalid Votes:18,597

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democrats 29 - 320,248

30.40%

Slovenian Democratic Party 28 - 307,735

29.30%

For Real 9 - 98,526

9.40%

Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 7 - 78,353

7.40%

Slovene National Party 5 - 56,832

5.40%

Slovenian People's Party 5 - 54,809

5.20%

Liberal Democracy of Slovenia 5 - 54,771

5.20%

Others 2 - - 44,779

4.30%

New Slovenia - Christian People's Party - - 35,774

3.40%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 90 seats in the National Assembly (Drzavni zbor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Danilo TURK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Janez JANSA **
  • 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.

** The President nominates as Prime Minister the party leader 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.**

** The two members elected by majority vote represent Slovenia's Italian and Hungarian communities.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democrats / Socialni demokrati (SD)
    • Leader: Borut PAHOR
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 29
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 10
  • Party: Slovenian Democratic Party / Slovenska demokratska stranka (SDS)
    • Leader: Janez JANSA
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 28
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 29
  • Party: For Real / ZARES***
    • Leader: Gregor GOLOBI
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 9
    • Seats won in last National Asembly election: 0
  • Party: Liberal Democracy of Slovenia 
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 23
  • Retired People of Slovenia
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 7
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 4
  • Slovenian National Party
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 6
  • Slovenian People's Party
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 7

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,021,316 (2008)
  • Registered voters: 1,696,437 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,025,453 (2008)

·         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 2008 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: 303,197 (est.)