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According to the Constitution of Slovenia, the general representative body of the Slovenian nation is the National Assembly. The general public in Slovenia often designates the National Assembly as the Slovenian Parliament. However, a minor part of the legislative power resides also in the National Council, the representative body of basic social groups.
The opinions of experts and general Slovenian public on whether the Slovenian Parliament is bicameral or unicameral differ, although the majority considers it distinctively incompletely bicameral. In 2008, the Constitutional Court of Slovenia recognized the Slovenian Parliament as incompletely bicameral.
According to the June 2012 statement by France Bučar, one of the founding fathers of Slovenian democracy and independence, the democracy in Slovenia is very weak, with the power concentrated in the hands of a few people, as in the time of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia before 1991, and the Slovenian Parliament is only a formal institution.
The National Assembly and the National Council convene in a modernist palace named "Slovenian Parliament" in the Republic Square, Ljubljana. It was built between 1954 and 1959 by the architect Vinko Glanz. An unrealized project for the Slovenian Parliament, designed by the architect Jože Plečnik in the late 1940s, features on the Slovenian euro coins.
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- Veljković, Božidar; Melita Stiplošek, Natalija Ulaga, Monika Koražija (2006). Državni svet - del slovenskega parlamenta? [National Council - a Part of Slovenian Parliament?] (in Slovene, with an abstract in English). Retrieved 16 December 2010.
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- "U-I-295/07-8" (in Slovene). Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2010. "S tega vidika lahko govorimo o nepopolni dvodomnosti slovenskega parlamenta, kajti po ustavnopravni teoriji se šteje za dvodomno vsaka ureditev, v kateri delujeta na področju zakonodajne funkcije dva organa, ne glede na to, kakšno razmerje je med njima."
- "Bučar: "Danes je mehanizem popolnoma enak kot v časih partije"" [Bučar: "The Mechanism Today is Completely the Same as in the Times of the Party"]. Dnevnik.si (in Slovene). 15 June 2012.
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