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National Assembly of Slovenia

National Assembly
Državni zbor
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
President Janko Veber, Social Democrats
Since 27 February 2013
Structure
Seats 90
Political groups
  Positive Slovenia (28)
  Civic List (8)
  New Slovenia (4)
  Independents (2)
Elections
Voting system Open list proportional representation with a 4% election threshold
Last election 4 December 2011
Meeting place
National Assembly Building, Ljubliana
Website
http://www.dz-rs.si/
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The National Assembly (Slovene: Državni zbor); known by initials DZ), is the general representative body of Slovenia. According to the Constitution of Slovenia and the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, it is the major part of the distinctively incompletely bicameral Slovenian Parliament, the legislative branch of the Republic of Slovenia.[1][2] It is unicameral. It has 90 members, elected for a four year term. 88 members elected by the party-list proportional representation system and 2 members elected by national minorities (Italians and Hungarians) using the Borda count, who have an absolute veto in matters concerning their ethnic groups.

Tradition

Traditionally the representatives of both Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities in National Assembly are expected to support the coalition in power, disregarding of its political structure, although they are formally not part of the coalition.[3]

List of Presidents of the National Assembly

  1. Janko Veber (SD): 27 February 2013 – present
  2. Jakob Presečnik (acting) (SLS): 28 January 2013 - 27 February 2013
  3. Gregor Virant (LGV/DL): 21 December 2011 – 28 January 2013
  4. Ljubo Germič (LDS): 2 September 2011 – 21 December 2011
  5. Pavel Gantar (Zares): 15 October 2008 – 2 September 2011
  6. France Cukjati (SDS): 22 October 2004 – 15 October 2008
  7. Feri Horvat (ZLSD): 12 July 2004 – 22 October 2004
  8. Borut Pahor (ZLSD): 10 November 2000 – 12 July 2004
  9. Janez Podobnik (SLS): 3 December 1996 – 10 November 2000
  10. Jožef Školč (LDS): 16 September 1994 – 3 December 1996
  11. Herman Rigelnik (LDS): 23 December 1992 – 16 September 1994
  12. France Bučar (SDZ): 17 May 1990 – 23 December 1992

Public servant offices

The National Assembly contains the office of deputies, the office of general secretary of the national assembly, and the office of the president of the national assembly.

Latest election

Main article: Slovenian parliamentary election, 2011

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Previous elections

e • d  Summary of the 21 September 2008 Slovenian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Social Democrats (Socialni demokrati, SD) 320,248 30.45 29
Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) 307,735 29.26 28
Zares – new politics (Zares – nova politika) 98,526 9.37 9
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokraticna stranka upokojencev Slovenije, DeSUS) 78,353 7.45 7
Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka, SNS) 56,832 5.40 5
Slovenian People's Party and Youth Party of Slovenia (Slovenska ljudska stranka in Stranka mladih Slovenije, SLS+SMS) 54,809 5.21 5
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, LDS) 54,771 5.21 5
New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Kršcanska ljudska stranka, NSi) 35,774 3.40
The Linden (Lipa) 19,068 1.81
List for Justice and Development (Lista za pravičnost in razvoj, LPR) 5,897 0.56
Greens of Slovenia (Zeleni Slovenije) 5,366 0.51
Christian Democratic Party (Krščanska demokratska stranka, KDS) 4,724 0.45
List for Clear Drinking Water (Lista za čisto pitno vodo, LZČPV) 4,140 0.39
Party of Slovenian People (Stranka slovenskega naroda, SSN) 2,629 0.25
Green Coalition: Green Party and Green Progress (Zelena koalicija: Zelena stranke in zeleni progres, ZP) 2,230 0.21
Forward Slovenia (Naprej Slovenija, NPR) 475 0.05
Acacias (Akacije) 249 0.02
Hungarian and Italian national communities 2
Valid votes 1,051,827 100.00 90
Total votes (turnout 63.10%) 1,056,593
Eligible voters
Source: volitve.gov.si

Members

  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 1990–1992 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 1992–1996 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 1996–2000 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 2000–2004 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 2004–2008 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 2008–2011 (sl)
  • List of members of the parliament of Slovenia, 2011–present (sl)

References

Further reading

  • Toplak, Jurij. The parliamentary election in Slovenia, October 2004. Electoral Studies 25 (2006) 825-831.

External links

  • National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia (official page).

Coordinates: 46°03′06″N 14°30′05″E / 46.05167°N 14.50139°E / 46.05167; 14.50139

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