Slovenia: Political structure

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Economist Intelligence Unit
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Politics, Summary, Political structure
Political Geography
Slovenia

Official name

Republic of Slovenia

Form of state

Democratic parliamentary republic

Legal system

Based on the constitution of 1991

National legislature

The main legislative body is the National Assembly, with 90 members directly elected for a four-year term. A National Council, elected for five years with the power only to delay legislation, has 40 members: 22 representing local interests; 12 evenly divided between employers, employees and the self-employed; and six representing not-for-profit activities in areas such as education and culture

National elections

October 22nd 2017 (presidential); June 3rd 2018 (National Assembly). Next presidential and parliamentary elections due in 2022

Head of state

President, currently Borut Pahor, sworn in on November 12th 2017

National government

The prime minister and the government are elected by the National Assembly. The current government is a three-party coalition, led by the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), and also comprising the Modern Centre Party (SMC) and New Slovenia-Christian Democrats (NSi)

Main political parties

List of Marjan Sarec (LMS); Social Democrats (SD); Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS); Democratic Party of Slovenian Pensioners (DeSUS); Slovenian People's Party (SLS); Slovenian National Party (SNS); New Slovenia-Christian Democrats (NSi); Party of Alenka Bratusek (SAB); Modern Centre Party (SMC, formerly Party of Miro Cerar); The Left

Key ministers

Prime minister; acting minister of health: Janez Jansa (SDS)

Deputy prime minister; minister of defence: Matej Tonin (NSi)

Deputy prime minister; minister of economic development & technology: Zdravko Pocivalsek (SMC)

Agriculture, forestry & food: Joze Podgorsek (DeSUS)

Culture: Vasko Simoniti (SDS)

Education, science & sport: Simona Kustec (SMC)

Environment & spatial planning: Andrej Vizjak (SDS)

Finance: Andrej Sircelj (SDS)

Foreign affairs: Anze Logar (SDS)

Infrastructure: Jernej Vrtovec (NSi)

Interior: Ales Hojs (SDS)

Justice: Lilijana Kozlovic (SMC)

Labour, family, social affairs & equal opportunities: Janez Cigler Kralj (NSi)

Public administration: Bostjan Koritnik (SMC)

Without portfolio: development & EU cohesion: Zvonko Cernac (SDS)

Without portfolio: for Slovenes abroad: Helena Jaklitsch (SDS)

President of National Assembly

Igor Zorcic

Central bank governor

Bostjan Vasle

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