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 after the separation of Slovenia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
|President of the Republic of Slovenia|
|Predsednik Republike Slovenije|
|Office of the President of the Republic|
(Slovene: Gospa predsednica) (informal)
(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|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia|
|Inaugural holder||Milan Kučan|
|Formation||10 May 1990 (de facto)|
23 December 1991 (de jure)
|Deputy||Speaker of the National Assembly (as acting president)|
According to the constitution, the president is the highest representative of the state. In practice, the position is mostly ceremonial. 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. 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 of legal age (18 or more) may run for President, but may only hold office for two terms.
List of presidents of Slovenia edit
|Portrait||Term of office||Political party|
|Presidents of the People's Assembly|
|30 January 1953||15 December 1953||OF|
|15 December 1953||9 June 1962||ZKS|
|9 June 1962||25 June 1963||ZKS|
|25 June 1963||9 May 1967||ZKS|
|9 May 1967||1973||ZKS|
|1974||9 May 1974||ZKS|
|Presidents of the Presidency|
|9 May 1974||23 May 1979||ZKS|
|23 May 1979||7 May 1984||ZKS|
|7 May 1984||6 May 1988||ZKS|
|6 May 1988||10 May 1990||ZKS|
|10 May 1990||23 December 1991||SDP|
|Term of office||Political Party||Elected|
|Took office||Left office||Time in office|
|23 December 1991||22 December 2002||10 years, 364 days||SD|
|22 December 2002||23 December 2007||5 years, 1 day||LDS|
|23 December 2007||22 December 2012||4 years, 365 days||Independent||2007|
|22 December 2012||22 December 2022||10 years, 0 days||SD|
|5||Nataša Pirc Musar|
|23 December 2022||Incumbent||344 days||Independent||2022|
Latest election edit
See also edit
- "Za predsedniški položaj pet tisočakov osnovne bruto plače, nekaterim pravicam sta se Pahor in Pečarjeva odrekla". sta.si. Slovenian Press Agency. 26 June 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
- "Slowenien wählt erstmals eine Frau zum Staatsoberhaupt". Die Zeit. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
- "Kako volimo predsednika države?". rtvslo.si (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 22 December 2022.