President of Slovenia

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President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
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Borut Pahor

since 22 December 2012
StyleMr. President
Slovenian: Gospod predsednik
His Excellency
Slovenian: Njegova ekscelenca (in international correspondence)
StatusHead of state
SeatPresidential Palace, Ljubljana
NominatorPolitical party with signatures of 3 MPs or 3000 voters or
5000 voters
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution
Inaugural holderMilan Kučan
Formation23 December 1991; 27 years ago (1991-12-23)
Successionby Speaker
Unofficial namesPredsednik države
Salary 5.419,54 monthly
WebsiteOfficial website
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The office of President of Slovenia, officially President of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Predsednik Republike Slovenije), was established on 23 December 1991 when the National Assembly passed a new Constitution as a result of independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

According to the Constitution, the President is the highest representative of the state. In practice, the position is mostly ceremonial. Among other things, the President is also the commander-in-chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The office of the President is the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana.

The President is directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a term of five years. Any Slovenian citizen can run for president, but can hold only two consecutive terms in office.

List of Presidents of Slovenia[edit]

Socialist Republic of Slovenia[edit]

Parties;   KPS/ZKS   SDP   Independent

Republic of Slovenia[edit]

  LDS   SD   Independent

No. Name
Portrait Elected Term of office Political affiliation
1 Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
Milan Kucan.jpg 1990
23 December 1991 22 December 2002 Independent
2 Janez Drnovšek
Janez Drnovsek.jpg 2002 22 December 2002 23 December 2007 LDS
(2) Independent
3 Danilo Türk
(born 1952)
Danilo Türk - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010 cropped.jpg 2007 23 December 2007 22 December 2012 Independent
4 Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
Borut Pahor 2010-10-08.jpg 2012 22 December 2012 Incumbent
(Term ends on 22 December 2022)
(4) 2017 Independent

Latest election[edit]

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