National Assembly (Slovenia)

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National Assembly
Državni zbor
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Milan BrglezSMC
since 13 July 2014
Structure
Seats 90
Slovenian National Assembly chart (2014).svg
Political groups
  New Slovenia (5)
  ethnic minorities (2)
Elections
Open list proportional representation with a 4% election threshold
Last election
13 July 2014
Next election
2018
Meeting place
National Assembly Building, Ljubliana
Website
http://www.dz-rs.si/
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The National Assembly (Slovene: Državni zbor); known by initials DZ), is the general representative body of Slovenia. According to the Constitution of Slovenia and the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, it is the major part of the distinctively incompletely bicameral Slovenian Parliament, the legislative branch of the Republic of Slovenia.[1][2] It is unicameral. It has 90 members, elected for a four year term. 88 members elected by the party-list proportional representation system and 2 members elected by ethnic minorities (Italians and Hungarians) using the Borda count, who have an absolute veto in matters concerning their ethnic groups.

Tradition[edit]

Traditionally the representatives of both Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities in National Assembly are expected to support the coalition in power, disregarding of its political structure, although they are formally not part of the coalition.[3]

List of Presidents of the National Assembly[edit]

  1. Milan Brglez (SMC): 1 August 2014 – present
  2. Janko Veber (SD): 27 February 2013 – 1 August 2014
  3. Jakob Presečnik (acting) (SLS): 28 January 2013 - 27 February 2013
  4. Gregor Virant (LGV/DL): 21 December 2011 – 28 January 2013
  5. Ljubo Germič (LDS): 2 September 2011 – 21 December 2011
  6. Pavel Gantar (Zares): 15 October 2008 – 2 September 2011
  7. France Cukjati (SDS): 22 October 2004 – 15 October 2008
  8. Feri Horvat (ZLSD): 12 July 2004 – 22 October 2004
  9. Borut Pahor (ZLSD): 10 November 2000 – 12 July 2004
  10. Janez Podobnik (SLS): 3 December 1996 – 10 November 2000
  11. Jožef Školč (LDS): 16 September 1994 – 3 December 1996
  12. Herman Rigelnik (LDS): 23 December 1992 – 16 September 1994
  13. France Bučar (SDZ): 17 May 1990 – 23 December 1992

Public servant offices[edit]

The National Assembly contains the office of deputies, the office of general secretary of the national assembly, and the office of the president of the national assembly.

Latest election[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 13 July 2014 National Assembly election results in Slovenia
Party Vote Seats
Votes  % ±pp Elect. +/−
Party of Miro Cerar (SMC) 301,563 34.49 New 36 New
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) 181,052 20.71 -5.48 21 −5
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) 88,968 10.18 +3.21 10 +4
Social Democrats (SD) 52,249 5.98 −4.54 6 −4
United Left (ZL) 52,189 5.97 New 6 New
New Slovenia (NSi) 48,846 5.59 +0.74 5 +1
Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (ZaAB) 38,293 4.38 New 4 New
Slovenian People's Party (SLS) 34,548 3.95 −2.88 0 −6
Positive Slovenia (PS) 25,975 2.97 −25.54 0 −28
Slovenian National Party (SNS) 19,218 2.20 +0.40 0 ±0
Slovenian Pirate Party (PSS) 11,737 1.34 New 0 New
Verjamem (VERJAMEM) 6,800 0.78 New 0 New
Civic List (DL) 5,556 0.64 −7.73 0 −8
Greens of Slovenia (ZS) 4,629 0.53 +0.17 0 ±0
Equal Land - Forward Slovenia (ED-NS) 2,125 0.24 New 0 New
Economically Liberal Party (LGS) 458 0.05 New 0 New
Party of Humane Slovenia (SHS) 85 0.01 −0.02 0 ±0
Hungarian and Italian minorities 2 ±0
Total 885,860 100.00 90 ±0
Valid votes 874,291 98.70 98.69%
Invalid / blank votes 11,569 1.31 −0.41
Votes cast / turnout 885,860 51.73 −13.87
Abstentions 827,207 48.27 +13.87
Registered voters 1,713,067
Source: Ministry of the Interior (100.00% counted.)


Previous elections[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

Members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-I-295/07-8" (in Slovene). Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Lakota, Igor (2006). Sistem nepopolne dvodomnosti v slovenskem parlamentu (diplomska naloga) [The System of Incomplete Bicameralism in the Slovenian Parliament (diploma thesis)] (in Slovene). Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. p. 62. "Opinions differ, however the majority of domestic experts agree that the National Council may be regarded as the upper house, but the bicameralism is distinctively incomplete." 
  3. ^ "Manjšinska poslanca podpisala dogovor o sodelovanju z Janševo vlado" [The Minority Deputies have Signed an Agreement About Cooperation with the Government of Janez Janša]. Planet Siol.net (in Slovene). 26 January 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]


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