National Assembly (Slovenia)

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National Assembly
Državni zbor
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Janko VeberSocial Democrats
since 27 February 2013
Structure
Seats 90
Slovenian National Assembly chart.svg
Political groups
  Unaffiliated group (11)
  Civic List (8)
  New Slovenia (4)
  Independents (4)
Elections
Open list proportional representation with a 4% election threshold
Last election
4 December 2011
Next election
13 July 2014
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 national 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. Janko Veber (SD): 27 February 2013 – present
  2. Jakob Presečnik (acting) (SLS): 28 January 2013 - 27 February 2013
  3. Gregor Virant (LGV/DL): 21 December 2011 – 28 January 2013
  4. Ljubo Germič (LDS): 2 September 2011 – 21 December 2011
  5. Pavel Gantar (Zares): 15 October 2008 – 2 September 2011
  6. France Cukjati (SDS): 22 October 2004 – 15 October 2008
  7. Feri Horvat (ZLSD): 12 July 2004 – 22 October 2004
  8. Borut Pahor (ZLSD): 10 November 2000 – 12 July 2004
  9. Janez Podobnik (SLS): 3 December 1996 – 10 November 2000
  10. Jožef Školč (LDS): 16 September 1994 – 3 December 1996
  11. Herman Rigelnik (LDS): 23 December 1992 – 16 September 1994
  12. 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 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

Previous elections[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 21 September 2008 Slovenian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Social Democrats (Socialni demokrati, SD) 320,248 30.45 29
Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) 307,735 29.26 28
Zares – new politics (Zares – nova politika) 98,526 9.37 9
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokraticna stranka upokojencev Slovenije, DeSUS) 78,353 7.45 7
Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka, SNS) 56,832 5.40 5
Slovenian People's Party and Youth Party of Slovenia (Slovenska ljudska stranka in Stranka mladih Slovenije, SLS+SMS) 54,809 5.21 5
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, LDS) 54,771 5.21 5
New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Krščanska ljudska stranka, NSi) 35,774 3.40
The Linden (Lipa) 19,068 1.81
List for Justice and Development (Lista za pravičnost in razvoj, LPR) 5,897 0.56
Greens of Slovenia (Zeleni Slovenije) 5,366 0.51
Christian Democratic Party (Krščanska demokratska stranka, KDS) 4,724 0.45
List for Clear Drinking Water (Lista za čisto pitno vodo, LZČPV) 4,140 0.39
Party of Slovenian People (Stranka slovenskega naroda, SSN) 2,629 0.25
Green Coalition: Green Party and Green Progress (Zelena koalicija: Zelena stranke in zeleni progres, ZP) 2,230 0.21
Forward Slovenia (Naprej Slovenija, NPR) 475 0.05
Acacias (Akacije) 249 0.02
Hungarian and Italian national communities 2
Valid votes 1,051,827 100.00 90
Total votes (turnout 63.10%) 1,056,593
Eligible voters
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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