Oct. 3, 2004 Held


Republic of Slovenia

Election for Državni Zbor (Slovenian National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:991,123
Valid Votes:968,772
Invalid Votes:22,351

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka) 29 - 281,710


Liberal Democrats (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije) 23 - 220,848


United List of Social Democrats (Združena lista socialnih demokratov) 10 - 98,527


New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Krščanska ljudska stranka or Nova Slovenija) 9 - 88,073


Slovenian People's Party (Slovenska ljudska stranka) 7 - 66,032


Slovenian National Party (Slovenska Nacionalna Stranka) 6 - 60,750


Democratic Party of Retired (Persons) of Slovenia (Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije) 4 - 39,150


Others 2 - 113,682

Election Results Modified: Aug 17, 2023

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 90 seats in the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Janez DRNOVSEK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anton ROP
  • Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Slovenian 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 to serve 4-year terms.**

** 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:

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in Slovenia on October 15, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,997,012 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 1,634,402 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,023,225 (2004)

·         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: 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: 299,551 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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