Lipa (political party)

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Lipa (Lime Tree) or Party Lime Tree is a nationalist[1] political party in Slovenia. The party takes its name from the leaf of the lime tree, which has traditionally been an emblem favoured by the Slovenes.[2]

The party was formed on 1 March 2008[1] after the Members of Parliament Sašo Peče, Barbara Žgajner Tavš and Boštjan Zagorac decided to quit the Slovenian National Party (SNS), following disagreements within the party.[1] The party ran in the Slovenian parliamentary election, 2008 and achieved only 1.82% of the vote, thus losing its seats in parliament.[3]The party did not participate in the early 2011 Slovenian parliamentary election on 4 December 2011.[4]

Electoral performance[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
2008 19,068 1.81
0 / 90
Increase Increase 9


  1. ^ a b c Slovenska tiskovna agencijavsi članki avtorja (2008-03-01). "Danes ustanovitev stranke Lipa". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  2. ^ James Gow & Cathie Carmichael, Slovenia and the Slovenes: A Small State and the New Europe, C. Hurst & Company, 2001, pp. 5-6
  3. ^ "Republic of Slovenia Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2008". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Republic of Slovenia Early Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2011". National Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.