Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
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|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|European Parliament group||Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe|
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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. In April 2012, the party excluded Ivan Simčič after it has been disclosed that he faked his secondary school report, thus losing one seat.
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.
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Prominent members and supporters
- Jancic, Peter. "Najdražje je članstvo v SMC, najcenejši Desus". Delo. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Slovenia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "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.
- "Prosecution Confirms Simčič's School Report Forgery". English Service: News. Slovenian Press Agency. 7 March 2012.
- "DeSUS Excludes Disgraced MP from the Party". English Service: News. Slovenian Press Agency. 17 April 2012.
- Predčasne Volitve V Državni Zbor 2014 Republika Slovenija - Državna volilna komisija. Accessed 13 July 2014
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