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Political System | Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Political System | Government of the Republic of Slovenia

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The ConstitutionThe National Assembly
POLITICAL SYSTEM
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
President 
is
Dr Danilo Türk
(elected in November 2007)
Legislative authority
 The
National Assembly
(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 
is
Gregor Virant.
 The
National Council
performs an advisory role. Members are elected for a five-year term (40members).The
President of the National Council 
is
Bla
ž
Kav
č
i
č
.
Executive authority
 The
Government
 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
Prime Minister 
 
Janez Jan
š
a
. 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.
 Judiciary
Judicial power in Slovenia is implemented by courts with general responsibilities and specialisedcourts which deal with matters relating to specific legal areas.
 
SLOVENIA - 20 YEARSOF INDEPENDENCE
25 June 2011 - SloveniaCelebrates Twenty Years A thematic website, coveringchronological and historicalinformation, an abundanceof interactive content, etc.
QUICK INFO
President of the Republic
:Dr Danilo Türk
Prime Minister 
: JanezJan
š
a
Government
: PrimeMinister, 11 Ministers, 1Minister without Portfolio
National Assembly
: 90deputies (88 electedrepresentatives of theparliamentary parties andone representative eachfrom the Italian andHungarian nationalcommunities).
National Council
: 40elected representatives of employers, employees,farmers, tradesmen and theself-employed, as well asfrom the non-economicsector and local interestgroups.
Conventional long/shortform
: Republic of Slovenia,Slovenia
Local long/short form
:Republika Slovenija,Slovenija
RELATED LINKS
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

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