National Council (Slovenia)

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The National Council (Slovene: Državni svet) is according to the Constitution of Slovenia the representative of social, economic, professional and local interest groups in Slovenia and has a legislative function working as a corrective mechanism of the National Assembly, although it does not itself pass acts.[1] It may be regarded as the upper house, but the bicameralism is distinctively incomplete.[2] The council has 40 members: 22 representatives of local interests, six representatives of non-commercial activities, four representatives of employers, four of employees and four representatives of farmers, crafts, trades and independent professionals.[3] It is not elected directly by the population, but meant to represent different interest groups in the country. The councillors are elected for a five-year term.

The current President of the National Council is Mitja Bervar from December 13, 2012.

Presidents of the National Council[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. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  3. ^ According to the information that can be found at the website of the National Council

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