Elections in Slovenia

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At a national level, Slovenia elects a head of state (a president) and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people using the run-off system. The National Assembly (Državni zbor), Slovenia's parliament, has 90 members each elected for four-year terms. All but two of these are elected using the D'Hondt method of list proportional representation. The remaining two members are elected by the Italian and Hungarian ethnic minorities using the Borda count.

Slovenia's multi-party system means that any one party is unlikely to gain power alone. Coalition governments must therefore be negotiated and formed.

Latest elections

2018 parliamentary election

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Slovenian Democratic Party 222,04224.9225+4
List of Marjan Šarec 112,25012.6013New
Social Democrats 88,5249.9310+4
Modern Centre Party 86,8689.7510–26
The Left 83,1089.339+3
New Slovenia – Christian Democrats 63,7927.167+2
Party of Alenka Bratušek 45,4925.115+1
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 43,8894.935–5
Slovenian National Party 37,1824.174+4
Slovenian People's Party 23,3292.6200
Pirate Party 19,1822.1500
Good Country13,5401.520New
Andrej Čuš and Greens of Slovenia 9,7081.090–2
List of Journalist Bojan Požar7,8350.880New
For a Healthy Society5,5480.620New
United Slovenia5,2870.590New
United Left and Unity5,0720.570New
Movement Together Forward4,3450.490New
Save Slovenia from Elite and Tycoons3,6720.410New
Economic Active Party3,1320.350New
Solidarity - For a Fair Society!2,1840.250New
United Right (ZA OTROKE!NLS)2,1410.240New
Socialist Party of Slovenia1,5510.170New
Party of Slovenian People 1,2370.140New
Forward Slovenia1870.020New
Italian and Hungarian national minorities20
Total891,097100.00900
Valid votes891,09798.85
Invalid/blank votes10,3571.15
Total votes901,454100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,712,67652.63
Source: Volitve

2017 presidential election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Votes%Votes%
Borut Pahor Independent (Social Democrats)355,11747.21378,30753.09
Marjan Šarec List of Marjan Šarec 186,23524.76334,23946.91
Romana Tomc Slovenian Democratic Party 102,92513.68
Ljudmila Novak New Slovenia 54,4377.24
Andrej Šiško United Slovenia Movement16,6362.21
Boris PopovičSlovenia Forever13,5591.80
Maja Makovec Brenčič Modern Centre Party 13,0521.74
Suzana Lara Krause Slovenian People's Party 5,8850.78
Angelca Likovič Voice for Children and Families 4,4180.59
Total752,264100.00712,546100.00
Valid votes752,26499.26712,54698.72
Invalid/blank votes5,6340.749,2551.28
Total votes757,898100.00721,801100.00
Registered voters/turnout1,713,76244.221,713,47342.13
Source: Volitve

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