Slovenian parliamentary election, 1990

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A parliamentary election was held in the Republic of Slovenia in April 1990. This was the first direct election held in Slovenia since World War II, and the first relatively free election held there since 1925. It was actually a transitional election leading to the country's first fully democratic election on 6 December 1992, by which time Slovenia had already gained its independence.[1]

On 8 April 1990, 80 delegates to the Sociopolitical Chamber and 80 delegates to the Chamber of Communes of the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia were elected. On 12 April 1990, 80 delegates to the Chamber of Associated Labour were elected.[2] More than 55% of the vote for the Sociopolitical Chamber went to the DEMOS coalition, formed by newly established parties of the Slovenian Spring. The United List of Social Democrats emerged as the largest party in the Sociopolitical Chamber, winning 14 seats.[3]


Party Votes % Seats
United List of Social Democrats 186,928 17.3 14
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia 156,843 14.5 12
Slovene Christian Democrats 140,403 13.0 11
Slovenian People's Party 135,808 12.6 11
Slovenian Democratic Union 102,931 9.5 8
Greens of Slovenia 95,640 8.8 8
Social Democratic Party of Slovenia 79,951 7.4 6
Socialist Party of Slovenia 58,082 5.4 5
Liberal Party 38,269 3.5 3
Other parties and independents 7.9 0
Minority representatives - - 2
Total 100 80
Source: Parties and elections in Europe,
Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Slovenia 1997


  1. ^ "The first multiparty elections of 1990". Government Communication Office, Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ten Years of First Direct and Multiparty Elections in Slovenia". Government Communications Office, Republic of Slovenia. April 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Slovenia Parties and Elections in Europe