Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia

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Democratic Party of
Pensioners of Slovenia

Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije
LeaderKarl Erjavec
Founded1991
HeadquartersLjubljana
Membership (2015)11,972[1]
IdeologyPensioners' interests[2][3]
Single-issue politics
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre to centre-left
European affiliationEuropean Democratic Party
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursGreen, Blue
National Assembly
5 / 90
European Parliament
0 / 8
Mayors
1 / 212
Municipal council
133 / 2,750
Website
http://www.desus.si

The Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Slovene: Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije, also known by the acronym DeSUS) is a Slovenian political party led by Karl Erjavec. DeSUS won 6.97% of the vote at the early 2011 Slovenian parliamentary election on 4 December 2011, thus gaining 6 seats in the National Assembly.[4] In April 2012, the party excluded Ivan Simčič after it has been disclosed that he faked his secondary school report,[5] thus losing one seat.[6]

The party joined the European Democratic Party in February 2019.[7]

Overview[edit]

DeSUS was a member of the government led by prime minister Janez Janša until 2008. In the 2008 elections the party won 7.4% of vote and 7 out of 90 seats and joined the coalition government led by Borut Pahor together with SD, Zares and LDS having a combined seat of 50 out of 90.

The party received 10.21% of the vote in the Slovenian parliamentary election on 13 July 2014, and won 10 seats in parliament.[8]

Parliamentary representation:

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1996 46, 152 4.32
5 / 90
Increase 5 Increase 6th Opposition
2000 55,634 5.1
4 / 90
Decrease 1 Steady 6th Opposition
2004 39,150 4.0
4 / 90
Steady 0 Decrease 7th Coalition
2008 78,353 7.4
7 / 90
Increase 3 Increase 4th Coalition
2011 76,853 6.9
6 / 90
Decrease 1 Decrease 5th Coalition
2014 88,968 10.1
10 / 90
Increase 4 Increase 3rd Coalition
2018 43,889 4,9
5 / 90
Decrease 5 Decrease 8th Coalition

Prominent members and supporters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jancic, Peter. "Najdražje je članstvo v SMC, najcenejši Desus". Delo. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/slovenia-election-results-latest-populist-far-right-janez-jansa-democratic-party-a8382641.html?amp=
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Slovenia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Republic of Slovenia Early Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2011". National Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Prosecution Confirms Simčič's School Report Forgery". English Service: News. Slovenian Press Agency. 7 March 2012.
  6. ^ "DeSUS Excludes Disgraced MP from the Party". English Service: News. Slovenian Press Agency. 17 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Five new members joined the European Democrats | European Democrats – European Democratic Party". www.democrats.eu. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  8. ^ Predčasne Volitve V Državni Zbor 2014 Republika Slovenija - Državna volilna komisija. Accessed 13 July 2014

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