Elections in Slovenia

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At a national level, Slovenia elects a head of state (a president) and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people using the Run-Off system. The National Assembly (Državni zbor), Slovenia's parliament, has 90 members each elected for four-year terms. All but two of these are elected using the D'Hondt Method of list proportional representation. The remaining two members are elected by the Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities using the Borda count.

Slovenia's multi-party system means that any one party is unlikely to gain power alone. Coalition governments must therefore be negotiated and formed.

Latest elections[edit]

2011 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 4 December 2011 Slovenian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Zoran Janković's List – Positive Slovenia (Lista Zorana Jankovića – Pozitivna Slovenija, LZJ-PS) 314,273 28.51 28
Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) 288,719 26.19 26
Social Democrats (Socialni demokrati, SD) 115,952 10.52 10
Gregor Virant's Civic List (Državljanska lista Gregorja Viranta, LGV) 92,282 8.37 8
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokraticna stranka upokojencev Slovenije, DeSUS) 76,853 6.97 6
Slovenian People's Party (Slovenska ljudska stranka, SLS) 75,311 6.83 6
New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Kršcanska ljudska stranka, NSi) 53,758 4.88 4
Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka, SNS) 19,786 1.80
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, LDS) 16,268 1.48
Party for Sustainable Development of Slovenia (Stranka za trajnostni razvoj Slovenije, TRS) 13,477 1.22
Youth Party – European Greens (Stranka mladih – Zeleni Evrope, SMS-Zeleni) 9,532 0.86
Zares – Social Liberals (Zares – socialno-liberalni, Zares) 7,218 0.65
Democratic Labour Party (Demokratična stranka dela, DSD) 7,118 0.65
Greens of Slovenia (Zeleni Slovenije) 4,000 0.36
Movement for Slovenia (Gibanje za Slovenijo, GzS) 3,339 0.30
Party of Equal Opportunities of Slovenia (Stranka enakih možnosti Slovenije, SEM–Si) 1,787 0.18
Forward Slovenia (Naprej Slovenija, NPR) 1,100 0.10
Party of Slovenian People (Stranka slovenskega naroda, SSN) 976 0.09
Party of Humane Slovenia (Stranka humana Slovenija, SHS) 295 0.03
Acacias (Akacije) 212 0.02
Hungarian and Italian national communities 4534 2
Valid votes 1,102,256 100.00 90
Total votes (turnout 65.60%) 1,121,573
Eligible voters 1,709,692
Source: volitve.gov.si

2007 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 October and 11 November 2007 Slovenian presidential election result
Candidate and nominating party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Danilo Türk (independent, supported by the Social Democrats, the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia, Zares and Active Slovenia) 241,349 24.47 677,333 68.03
Lojze Peterle (independent, supported by New Slovenia, the Slovenian Democratic Party and the Slovenian People's Party) 283,412 28.73 318,288 31.97
Mitja Gaspari (independent, supported by the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia) 237,632 24.09  
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (Slovenian National Party) 188,951 19.16
Darko Krajnc (Youth Party of Slovenia) 21,526 2.18
Elena Pečarič (independent, supported by the Akacije party) 8,830 0.89
Monika Piberl (Women's Voice of Slovenia) 4,729 0.48
Valid 986,429 100.0 995,621 100.0
Invalid 5,279 0.53% 9,738 0.97%
Total 991,708 1,005,359
Source: Ministry of Public Administration

Past elections and referendums[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Toplak, Jurij. The parliamentary election in Slovenia, October 2004. Electoral Studies 25 (2006) 825-831.

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