President of Slovenia

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President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
Flag of the President of Slovenia.svg
Borut Pahor 2010.jpg
Borut Pahor

since 22 December 2012
Office of the President of the Republic
Style Mr. President
Slovene: Gospod predsednik
His Excellency
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 toPeople of Slovenia
also: National Assembly
Residence None
Seat Presidential Palace, Ljubljana
NominatorPolitical party with signatures of 3 MPs or 3000 voters or
5000 voters
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution
PrecursorPresident 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
FormationMay 10, 1990 (de facto, following first democratic elections)
December 23, 1991 (de jure, under current Constitution)
Successionby Speaker of the National Assembly
Unofficial namesPredsednik države
Deputyde jure None
de facto Speaker of the National Assembly
Salary 69,903 annually [1]
Website Official website

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.

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 2011-07-05.jpg 10 May 199023 December 1991 SDP

Republic of Slovenia

Parties;    ZLSD / SD    LDS    Independent

Term of officePolitical PartyElected
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
Milan Kucan 2011-07-05.jpg
Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
23 December 199122 December 200210 years, 364 days SD
Janez Drnovsek crop.jpg
Janez Drnovšek
22 December 200223 December 20075 years, 1 day LDS
Danilo Turk - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010 cropped.jpg
Danilo Türk
(born 1952)
23 December 200722 December 20124 years, 365 days Independent
Borut Pahor 2010-10-08.jpg
Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
22 December 2012Incumbent8 years, 55 days SD

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