The ConstitutionThe National Assembly
The Republic of Slovenia is a parliamentary representativedemocratic republic since 25 June 1991The present Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia was adopted on23 December 1991, following the results of the plebiscite on thesovereignty and independence of Slovenia on 23 December 1990,when Slovenes overwhelmingly voted for independence.Slovenia became an EU member on 1 May 2004Slovenia adopted the euro on 1 January 2007
Head of state
The President of the Republic (elected for a maximum of two, five-year terms by direct elections)The current
Dr Danilo Türk
(elected in November 2007)
(90 deputies). Political parties represented in Parliament (National Assembly),
elections of 4 December 2011
: Positive Slovenia - 28Slovenian Democratic Party – 26Social Democrats – 10Gregor Virant's Citizens' List – 8Democratic Party of Slovenian Pensioners – 6Slovenian People's Party – 6New Slovenia – 4Representatives each of the Hungarian and Italian national communities – 2 The
President of the National Assembly
performs an advisory role. Members are elected for a five-year term (40members).The
President of the National Council
consists of the Prime Minister and other Ministers. The government and theministers are independent within the framework of their jurisdiction, and responsible to the NationalAssembly. The government is headed by
. The current government coalition consists of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Gregor Virant'sCitizens' List, Democratic Party of Slovenian Pensioners, Slovenian People's Party and NewSlovenia.
Judicial power in Slovenia is implemented by courts with general responsibilities and specialisedcourts which deal with matters relating to specific legal areas.
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President of the Republic
:Dr Danilo Türk
: PrimeMinister, 11 Ministers, 1Minister without Portfolio
: 90deputies (88 electedrepresentatives of theparliamentary parties andone representative eachfrom the Italian andHungarian nationalcommunities).
: 40elected representatives of employers, employees,farmers, tradesmen and theself-employed, as well asfrom the non-economicsector and local interestgroups.
: Republic of Slovenia,Slovenia
Local long/short form
Slovenian State Institutions Main portal giving access to allprincipal state institutions andtheir online information,services and resources. The Constitution of theRepublic of Slovenia In June 1991 Slovenia becamean independent, internationallyrecognized state. It introduced