Slovenian parliamentary election, 2004

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Slovenian parliamentary election, 2004
Slovenia
2000 ←
October 3, 2004
→ 2008

All 90 seats to the Državni zbor
  First party Second party
  Jansa-rumsfeld2.jpg Anton Rop.jpg
Leader Janez Janša Anton Rop
Party SDS LDS
Leader's seat Grosuplje Ljubljana-Moste- Polje III
Last election 14 seats 34 seats
Seats won 29 23
Seat change +15 -11
Popular vote 281.710 220.848
Percentage 29.08% 22.80%

PM before election

Anton Rop
LDS

Elected PM

Janez Janša
SDS

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On Sunday, 3 October 2004, elections for deputies to the National Assembly of Slovenia (Slovenian Državni zbor) were held. The Slovenian National Assembly has 90 seats. 1,390 male and female candidates ran in the election, organized into 155 lists. The lists were compiled both by official political parties and the groups of voters not registered as political parties. Five candidates applied for the seat of the representative of the Hungarian "national community" (as minorities are officially called in Slovenia) and only one candidate applied for the seat of the representative of the Italian national community. In the previous election (2000), fewer than 1000 candidates on 155 lists applied.

Voting system[edit]

In Slovenia, elections in the National Assembly are held in eight voting units, each of which further divides into 11 districts. Different candidates apply in each of the eighty-eight districts. From each of eight units, 11 deputies get elected; however, not necessarily one deputy from each district (from some districts nobody gets elected, from others up to four candidates enter the parliament). Deputy's mandates are distributed at two levels: at the level of the voting unit and at the level of the state. In practice, at the level of voting units two thirds of mandates get allotted, while one third gets allotted at the level of the state. In this manner, 88 mandates get distributed. The remaining two seats are assigned to the representatives of the Italian and Hungarian minorities, which get elected separately (in the ninth and tenth voting units) by the Borda count. Altogether, 90 deputies are elected in the parliament. The election threshold for a party to enter the parliament is four per cent.

List of parties and candidates participating in the elections[edit]

[Candidates listed in bold were elected to the National Assembly.]
  • AS - Active Slovenia
  • DeSUS - Democratic Party of Slovenian Pensioners
  • Democratic Party of Slovenia
  • Women's Voice of Slovenia - GŽZ, Association for Primorsko - ZZP, Union of Independents of Slovenia - ZNS, New Democracy of Slovenia - NDS.
  • June List
  • LDS - Liberal Democracy of Slovenia
  • Advance, Slovenia
  • NSi - New Slovenia - Christian People's Party
  • SEG - Party of Ecological Movements
  • SJN - Slovenia is Ours
  • SDS - Slovenian Democratic Party
  • SNS - Slovenian National Party
  • SLS - Slovene People's Party
  • SMS - Youth Party of Slovenia
  • Social and Liberal Party
  • Party of the Slovenian Nation
  • The List for Enterprising Slovenia
  • ZLSD - United List of Social Democrats
  • The United for an Independent and Just Slovenia
  • Green Party of Slovenia
  • Marko Brecelj
  • Mihael Svanjak
  • Independent candidate Stefan Hudobivnik

The candidate for the representative of Italian minority:

  • Roberto Battelli

The candidates for the representatives of Hungarian minority:

  • Mária Pozsonec
  • Jožef Kocon
  • Franc Vida
  • György Tomka
  • Janez Bogdan

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 3 October 2004 Slovenian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) 281,710 29.08 29
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, LDS) 220,848 22.80 23
Social Democrats (Socialni demokrati, SD) 98,527 10.17 10
New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Kršcanska ljudska stranka, NSi) 88,073 9.09 9
Slovenian People's Party (Slovenska ljudska stranka, SLS) 66,032 6.82 7
Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka, SNS) 60,750 6.27 6
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokraticna stranka upokojencev Slovenije, DeSUS) 39,150 4.04 4
Active Slovenia (Aktivna Slovenija) 28,767 2.97 -
Slovenia is Ours (Slovenija je naša, SJN) 25,343 2.62 -
Youth Party of Slovenia (Stranka mladih Slovenije, SMS) 20,174 2.08 -
Others 39,398 4.07 -
Hungarian and Italian ethnic minorities 2
Valid votes 968,772   90
Total Votes (turnout 60.64 %) 991,123
Eligible voters 1,634,402
Source: [1]
Vote share
SDS
  
29.08%
LDS
  
22.80%
ZLSD
  
10.17%
NSi
  
9.09%
SLS
  
6.82%
SNS
  
6.27%
DeSUS
  
4.04%
AS
  
2.97%
SJN
  
2.62%
SMS
  
2.08%
Others
  
4.07%
Parliamentary seats
SDS
  
32.22%
LDS
  
25.56%
ZLSD
  
11.11%
NSi
  
10.00%
SLS
  
7.78%
SNS
  
6.67%
DeSUS
  
4.44%
Minorities
  
2.22%

Structure of the National Assembly[edit]

The structure of parties was modified in April 2007, so the following roster is different from 2004.[1] The list can change further, because some deputies can still be promoted to ministers.

Delegation of Slovenska demokratska stranka (SDS) [Slovenian Democratic Party][edit]

Delegation of Socialni demokrati (SD) [United List of Social Democrats][edit]

Delegation of Liberalna demokracija Slovenije (LDS) [Liberal Democracy of Slovenia][edit]

Delegation of Nova Slovenija (NSi) [New Slovenia][edit]

Delegation of Slovenska ljudska stranka (SLS) [Slovenian People's Party][edit]

Delegation of Nepovezani poslanci (NP) [Group of unaligned deputies][edit]

Delegation of Slovenska nacionalna stranka (SNS) [Slovenian National Party][edit]

Delegation of Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije (DeSUS) [Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia][edit]

  • Jelen Ivan
  • Klavora Vasja
  • Rezman Vili
  • Žnidaršič Franc

Delegation of Italijanska in madžarska narodna skupnost (NS) [Representatives of the Italian and Hungarian Minority][edit]

Nepovezani poslanec (NeP) [Unaligned deputy][edit]

  • Gaber Slavko

Further reading[edit]

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

References[edit]

This article incorporates material translated from the corresponding article from the Slovenian Wikipedia, accessed on 14 April 2005.

See also[edit]

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