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President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
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Srecanje predsednika vlade Roberta Goloba z novoizvoljeno predsednico republike Nataso Pirc Musar (52516619515) (cropped).jpg
Nataša Pirc Musar
since 23 December 2022
Office of the President of the Republic
Style Madam President
(Slovene: Gospa predsednica) (informal)
Her Excellency
(Slovene: Njena ekscelenca) (diplomatic)
Type Head of state
Member of National Security Council (upon invitation of the Prime Minister )
Reports to National Assembly
Seat Presidential Palace, Ljubljana
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia
Inaugural holder Milan Kučan
Formation10 May 1990;33 years ago (1990-05-10) (de facto)
23 December 1991;31 years ago (1991-12-23) (de jure)
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly (as acting president)
Salary€5,419 (monthly) [1]
Website Official website

The president of Slovenia, officially the president of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene : Predsednik Republike Slovenije), is the head of state of the Republic of Slovenia. The position 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. [2] The president can appoint high ranking officials such as the head of the Central Bank of Slovenia, but they have to be confirmed by the parliament. [2] 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. [3] Any Slovenian citizen of legal age (18 or more) can run for President, but can hold office for only two terms. [3]

The president has no legally guaranteed immunity and may be impeached.

List of presidents of Slovenia

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Parties;    KPS / ZKS    OF    SDP

PortraitTerm of officePolitical party
Chairman of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People
1 Josip Vidmar
Josip Vidmar.jpg 3 October 194319 February 1944 KPS
President of Presidium of the Slovenian People's Liberation Council
Josip Vidmar
Josip Vidmar.jpg 19 February 19441945 KPS
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
Josip Vidmar
Josip Vidmar.jpg 194530 January 1953 KPS
renamed in 1952 to ZKS
Presidents of the People's Assembly
2 Ferdo Kozak
Ferdo Kozak.jpg 30 January 195315 December 1953 OF
2 Miha Marinko
Miha Marinko.jpg 15 December 19539 June 1962 ZKS
3 Vida Tomšič
Vida Tomsic.jpg 9 June 196225 June 1963 ZKS
5 Ivan Maček
Ivan Macek Matija.jpg 25 June 19639 May 1967 ZKS
6 Sergej Kraigher
Sergej Kraigher 1969.jpg 9 May 19671973 ZKS
7Tone Kropušek
Tone Kropusek.jpg 19731974 ZKS
8Marijan Brecelj
Brecelj Marijan.jpg 19749 May 1974 ZKS
Presidents of the Presidency
9 Sergej Kraigher
Sergej Kraigher 1969.jpg 9 May 197423 May 1979 ZKS
10 Viktor Avbelj
Avbelj Viktor.jpg 23 May 19797 May 1984 ZKS
11France Popit
France Popit 1969.jpg 7 May 19846 May 1988 ZKS
12 Janez Stanovnik
StanovnikJanez.jpg 6 May 198810 May 1990 ZKS
(12) SDP
13 Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
Milan Kucan.jpg 10 May 199023 December 1991 SDP

Republic of Slovenia

Parties;    ZLSD / SD    LDS    Independent

Term of officePolitical PartyElected
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
Osrednja drzavna pocastitev dneva drzavnosti (52169462737) (cropped) 1.jpg
Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
23 December 199122 December 200210 years, 364 days SD
Janez Drnovsek.jpg
Janez Drnovšek
22 December 200223 December 20075 years, 1 day LDS
Danilo Turk - World Economic Forum on Europe 2011 (cropped).jpg
Danilo Türk
(born 1952)
23 December 200722 December 20124 years, 365 days Independent 2007
Novinarska konferenca predsednika republike Boruta Pahorja.jpg
Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
22 December 201222 December 202210 years, 0 days SD
Natasa Pirc Musar 02 (cropped).jpg
Nataša Pirc Musar
(born 1968)
23 December 2022Incumbent236 days Independent 2022

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