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The function of President of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Predsednik Republike Slovenije) was established on 23 December 1991, when the National Assembly of Slovenia passed a new constitution as a result of independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Although entrusted with limited power by the Constitution, in practice the position is mostly ceremonial. Among other things the President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The President of Slovenia is directly elected by universal adult suffrage once every five years. Any Slovenian citizen can run for President, but can hold only two consecutive terms in office.

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Leaders of Slovenia (1943-Present)

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Socialist Republic of Slovenia (1943-1991)

Chairman of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People

President of Presidium of Slovenian People's Liberation Council (SNOS)

President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly of PR Slovenia

Presidents of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia

  • Miha Marinko (December 1953 - 1962)
  • Vida Tomšič (1962 - 1963)
  • Viktor Avbelj (1963 - 1965)
  • Ivan Maček (1965 - 1967)
  • Sergej Kraigher (1967 - 1973)
  • Tone Kropušek (1973 - 1974)
  • Marjan Brecelj (1974)

Presidents of the Presidency of SR Slovenia

  • Sergej Kraigher (May 1974 - May 1979)
  • Viktor Avbelj (May 1979 - 7 May 1982)
  • France Popit (7 May 1982 - May 1988)
  • Janez Stanovnik (May 1988 - 10 May 1990)
  • Milan Kučan (10 May 1990 - 23 December 1991)

Republic of Slovenia (1991-Present)

Presidents

Name Born-Died Term start Term end Political Party
Milan Kučan 1941 - 23 December 1991 22 December 2002 Non-party
Janez Drnovšek 1950 - 2008 22 December 2002 23 December 2007 Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (until 2006)
Movement for Justice and Development (since 2006)
Danilo Türk 1952 - 23 December 2007 Present Non-party/Social Democrats

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 21 October and 11 November 2007 Slovenian presidential election results
Candidate and nominating party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Danilo Türk (independent, supported by the Social Democrats, the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia, Zares and Active Slovenia) 241,349 24.47 677,333 68.03
Lojze Peterle (independent, supported by New Slovenia, the Slovenian Democratic Party and the Slovenian People's Party) 283,412 28.73 318,288 31.97
Mitja Gaspari (independent, supported by the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia) 237,632 24.09  
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (Slovenian National Party) 188,951 19.16
Darko Krajnc (Youth Party of Slovenia) 21,526 2.18
Elena Pečarič (independent, supported by the Akacije party) 8,830 0.89
Monika Piberl (Women's Voice of Slovenia) 4,729 0.48
Valid 986,429 100.0 995,621 100.0
Invalid 5,279 0.53% 9,738 0.97%
Total 991,708 1,005,359
Source: Ministry of Public Administration

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