Dec. 4, 2011 Held


Republic of Slovenia

Election for Državni Zbor (Slovenian National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,121,573
Valid Votes:1,102,256
Invalid Votes:19,317

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Zoran Janković's List – Positive Slovenia (Lista Zorana Jankovića – Pozitivna Slovenija) 28 - 314,273


Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka) 26 - 288,719


Social Democrats 10 - 115,952


Gregor Virant's Civic List (Državljanska lista Gregorja Viranta) 8 - 92,282


Slovenian People's Party (Slovenska ljudska stranka) 6 - 75,311


Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije) 6 - 76,853


New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Krščanska ljudska stranka or Nova Slovenija) 4 - 53,758


Others (Others) 2 - 49,054


Slovenian National Party (Slovenska Nacionalna Stranka) - - 19,786


Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije) - - 16,268

Election Results Modified: May 16, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 90 seats in the National Assembly (Državni Zbor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Danilo TURK
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Borut PAHOR
  • Assembly: Slovenia has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the National Council (Državni Svet) with 40 seats and the National Assembly (Državni Zbor) with 90 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Council (Državni Svet) 40 members are indirectly elected by an electoral college to serve 5-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Državni 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.**

* 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 this Election:

  • Retired People of Slovenia/Demokraticna Stranka Upokojencev Slovenije
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Citizen's Alliance/Drzavljanska Lista Gregorja Viranta
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Liberal Democracy of Slovenia/Liberalna Demokracija Slovenije
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Positive Slovenia/Lista Zorana Jankovica - Pozitivna Slovenija
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • New Slovenia - Christian People's Party/Nova Slovenija - Krscanska Ljudska Stranka
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Social Democrats/Socialni Demokrati 
    • Seats won in last election: 29
  • Slovenian People's Party/Slovenska Ljudska Stranka
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Slovenian National Party/Slovenska Nacionalna Stranka
    • Seats won in last election: 5

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 2,052,843 (2011)
  • Registered voters: 1,709,692 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,034,587 (2011)

·         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: 29 (following the 2011 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: 307,926 (est.)


Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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