Prime Minister of Slovenia

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President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Vlade Republike Slovenije
Incumbent
Marjan Šarec

since September 13, 2018
Government of Slovenia
Office of the Prime Minister
Style Mr. Prime Minister
Slovenian: Gospod predsednik vlade (formal)

Mr. President
Slovenian: Gospod predsednik (informal)

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His Excellency
Slovenian: Njegova ekscelenca (in international correspondence)
Status Head of Government
Member of Government of Slovenia
European Council
National Security Council
Reports to National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia
Residence None
Seat Gregorčičeva 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
also: Predsedniška palača
Nominator President of the Republic
or MPs (second and third round of election only)
Appointer National Assembly
Term length No term limit
Constituting instrument Constitution of Slovenia
Inaugural holder Lojze Peterle
FormationMay 16, 1990
(28 years ago)
 (1990-05-16)
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister (held by one or more ministers)
Salary 5.419,54 monthly (basic salary)
Website www.vlada.si/predsednik_vlade/
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There have been eight Prime Ministers of Slovenia, officially President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene : Predsednik Vlade Republike Slovenije), since the country gained parliamentary democracy in 1989 and independence in 1991.

The Prime Minister is nominated by the President after consultation with the parties represented in the National Assembly. He is then formally elected by a simple majority of the National Assembly. If no candidate receives a majority, a new vote must be held within 14 days. If no candidate receives a majority after this round, the President must dissolve the legislature and call new parliamentary elections unless the National Assembly agrees to hold a third round. If no candidate is elected after a third round, then the legislature is automatically dissolved pending new elections.

In practice, since the Prime Minister must command a majority of the National Assembly in order to govern, he or she is usually the leader of the majority party in the National Assembly or the leader of the senior partner in the governing coalition. The National Assembly can only withdraw its support from a Prime Minister by way of a constructive vote of no confidence–that is, a motion of no confidence is of no effect unless a prospective successor has the support of a majority. The Prime Minister is also President of the National Security Council.

List of Prime Ministers of Slovenia

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Parties

Conservatives:

No.PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
Term of officePolitical party King of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
(reign)
Took officeLeft officeDays
1 Jožef Pogačnik (Knight)
(1866–1932)
31 October 191820 January 191981 Slovene People's Party (SLS)
Peter I

(1 December 1918–16 August 1921)

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Parties
No.Name
(Birth–Death)
PortraitTerm of officePolitical party
Prime Ministers
1945–1953
1 Boris Kidrič
(1912–1953)
5 May 1945June 1946 Communist Party of Slovenia
2 Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
June 19461953 Communist Party of Slovenia
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists of Slovenia
Presidents of the Executive Council
1953–1991
Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
195315 December 1953 League of Communists of Slovenia
3 Boris Kraigher
(1914–1967)
15 December 195325 June 1962 League of Communists of Slovenia
4 Viktor Avbelj
(1914–1993)
25 June 19621965 League of Communists of Slovenia
5 Janko Smole
(1921–2010)
19651967 League of Communists of Slovenia
6 Stane Kavčič
(1919–1987)
196727 November 1972 League of Communists of Slovenia
7 Andrej Marinc
(born 1930)
27 November 1972April 1978 League of Communists of Slovenia
8 Anton Vratuša
(1915–2017)
April 1978July 1980 League of Communists of Slovenia
9 Janez Zemljarič
(born 1928)
July 198023 May 1984 League of Communists of Slovenia
10 Dušan Šinigoj
(born 1933)
23 May 198416 May 1990 League of Communists of Slovenia
(10) Party of Democratic Renewal

Republic of Slovenia

Parties

Christian democrats:

Liberals:

Conservatives:

Social democrats:

No.PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
Term of officePolitical partyCoalition National Assembly President of the
Republic of Slovenia

(term of office)
Took officeLeft officeDays
1 Lojze Peterle
(born 1948)
16 May 199014 May 1992729 DEMOS
SKDSDZSSDZSLSZS (1990) Milan Kučan

(8 October 1991 – 22 December 2002)
2 Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
14 May 199225 January 19932,946 Liberal Democracy of Slovenia
(LDS)
I LDSDSSDSSSSZSZLSD 1(1992)
25 January 199327 February 1997 II LDSSKDSDS (1993–1994)–ZLSD (1993–1996) 1( ···· )
27 February 19977 June 2000 III LDSSLSDeSUS 2(1996)
3 Andrej Bajuk
(1943–2011)
7 June 20004 August 2000176 Slovenian People's Party (SLS+SKD) SLSSKDSDS 2( ···· )
(3)4 August 200030 November 2000 New Slovenia (NSi) 2( ···· )
(2) Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
30 November 200019 December 2002749 Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) IV LDSSLSDeSUSZLSD 3(2000)
4 Anton Rop
(born 1960)
19 December 20023 December 2004715 Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) LDSSLSDeSUSZLSD 3( ···· ) Janez Drnovšek

(22 December 2002 – 23 December 2007)
5 Janez Janša
(born 1958)
3 December 200421 November 20081,449 Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) I SDSNSiSLSDeSUS 4(2004)
6 Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
21 November 200810 February 20121,176 Social Democrats (SD) SDDeSUS (2008–2011)–LDSZares (2008–2011) 5(2008) Danilo Türk

(23 December 2007 – 22 December 2012)
(5) Janez Janša
(born 1958)
10 February 201220 March 2013404 Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) II SDSNSiSLSDeSUSDL 6( 2011 )
7 Alenka Bratušek
(born 1970)
20 March 201331 May 2014547 Positive Slovenia (PS) PSDeSUSDLSDZaAB 6( ···· ) Borut Pahor

(22 December 2012 – present)
(7)31 May 201418 September 2014 Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (ZaAB) 6( ···· )
8 Miro Cerar
(born 1963)
18 September 201413 September 20181,456 Modern Centre Party (SMC) SMCDeSUSSD 7(2014)
9 Marjan Šarec
(born 1977)
13 September 2018Incumbent86 List of Marjan Šarec (LMŠ) LMŠSDSMCSABDeSUS 8(2018)

Timeline

Marjan ŠarecMiro CerarAlenka BratušekBorut PahorJanez JanšaAnton RopAndrej BajukJanez DrnovšekLojze PeterleDušan ŠinigojJanez ZemljaričAnton VratušaAndrej MarincStane KavčičJanko SmoleViktor AvbeljBoris KraigherMiha MarinkoBoris Kidrič

Statistics

No.Prime MinisterDate of birthAge at inauguration
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of deathLongevity
1 Alojz Peterle 5 July 1948Living70 years, 156 days (living)
2 Janez Drnovšek 17 May 195023 February 200857 years, 282 days
3 Andrej Bajuk October 18, 194316 August 201167 years, 302 days
4 Anton Rop 27 December 1960Living57 years, 346 days (living)
5 Janez Janša 17 September 1958Living60 years, 82 days (living)
6 Borut Pahor 2 November 1963Living55 years, 36 days (living)
7 Alenka Bratušek 31 March 1970Living48 years, 252 days (living)
8 Miroslav Cerar Jr. 25 August 1963Living55 years, 105 days (living)
9 Marjan Šarec 2 December 197786 days (ongoing)IncumbentLiving41 years, 6 days (living)

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