Oct. 21, 2007 Held


Republic of Slovenia

Election for Slovenian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:991,708
Valid Votes:986,429
Invalid Votes:5,279

Vote Share by Candidate:

Lojze PETERLE283,412


Danilo TURK241,349


Mitja GASPARI237,632


Zmago JELINCIC188,951

Election Results Modified: Nov 28, 2007

General Information

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

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Lojze PETERLE
    • Party: New Slovenia Christian People's Party / (NSi)
  • Mitja GASPARI
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Zmago JELINCIC
    • Party: Slovenian National Party / (SNS)
  • Danilo TURK
    • Independent(s): N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 2,018,122 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 1,720,481 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         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)

Disability Data:

·         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.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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