|President of the Republic of Slovenia |
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
|Office of the President of the Republic|
|Style|| Mr. President |
Slovene: Gospod predsednik
Slovene: Njegova ekscelenca (in international correspondence and abroad only)
|Type||Head of state|
|Member of||National Security Council (upon invitation of the Prime Minister)|
|Reports to||People of Slovenia|
also: National Assembly
|Seat||Presidential Palace, Ljubljana|
|Nominator||Political party with signatures of 3 MPs or 3000 voters or|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Precursor||President of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia and Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia (as collective organ)|
|Inaugural holder||Milan Kučan, as President of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia until 23 December 1991, then as President of the Republic|
|Formation||May 10, 1990 (de facto, following first democratic elections)|
December 23, 1991 (de jure, under current Constitution)
|Succession||by Speaker of the National Assembly|
|Unofficial names||Predsednik države|
|Deputy||de jure None|
de facto Speaker of the National Assembly
|Salary||€ 69,903 annually|
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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.
The president has no legally guaranteed immunity and may be impeached.
Parties; KPS / ZKS OF SDP
|Portrait||Term of office||Political party|
|Chairman of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People |
|1|| Josip Vidmar |
|3 October 1943||19 February 1944||KPS|
|President of Presidium of the Slovenian People's Liberation Council |
| Josip Vidmar |
|19 February 1944||1945||KPS|
|President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly|
| Josip Vidmar |
|1945||30 January 1953|| KPS |
renamed in 1952 to ZKS
|Presidents of the People's Assembly|
|2|| Ferdo Kozak |
|30 January 1953||15 December 1953||OF|
|2|| Miha Marinko |
|15 December 1953||9 June 1962||ZKS|
|3|| Vida Tomšič |
|9 June 1962||25 June 1963||ZKS|
|5|| Ivan Maček |
|25 June 1963||9 May 1967||ZKS|
|6|| Sergej Kraigher |
|9 May 1967||1973||ZKS|
|1974||9 May 1974||ZKS|
|Presidents of the Presidency|
|9|| Sergej Kraigher |
|9 May 1974||23 May 1979||ZKS|
|10|| Viktor Avbelj |
|23 May 1979||7 May 1984||ZKS|
|7 May 1984||6 May 1988||ZKS|
|12|| Janez Stanovnik |
|6 May 1988||10 May 1990||ZKS|
|13|| Milan Kučan |
|10 May 1990||23 December 1991||SDP|
Parties; ZLSD / SD LDS Independent
|Term of office||Political Party||Elected|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|1|| Milan Kučan |
|23 December 1991||22 December 2002||10 years, 364 days|| SD |
| 1990 |
|2|| Janez Drnovšek |
|22 December 2002||23 December 2007||5 years, 1 day|| LDS |
|3|| Danilo Türk |
|23 December 2007||22 December 2012||4 years, 365 days|| Independent |
|4|| Borut Pahor |
|22 December 2012||Incumbent||8 years, 55 days|| SD |
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