2008 Slovenian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Slovenia on 21 September 2008 to elect the 90 deputies of the National Assembly.[1] 17 parties filed to run in the election, including all nine parliamentary parties.[2] The election was won by the Social Democrats (SD),[1] who then went on to form a government together with Zares, Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) and the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS).[3]

2008 Slovenian parliamentary election

21 September 2008

All 90 seats in the National Assembly
  First party Second party
 
Leader Borut Pahor Janez Janša
Party SD SDS
Last election 10 seats
(14)
29 seats
Seats won 29 28
Seat change 19
(15)
1
Popular vote 320,248 307,735
Percentage 30.45 29.26

PM before election

Janez Janša
SDS

Elected PM

Borut Pahor
SD

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Opinion polling

Polling Firm Date SD SDS Zares SNS LDS DeSUS SLS NSi Others
Ninamedia[4] 15–17 July 2008 25.7% 22.4% 8.4% 6.3% 7.2% 4.5% 1.7% 1.5% 22.3%
Ninamedia[5] 20–22 May 2008 22.1% 18.9% 8.6% 6.8% 6.6% 4.2% 2.4% 1.9% 37.1%
Delo[6] 26–29 May 2008 19.2% 15.2% 6.3% 5.9% 4.7% 3.0% 2.2% 2.1% 41.4%

Exit polls

According to exit polls, conducted by the Interstat agency for Radiotelevizija Slovenija, Social Democrats (SD) won the most votes, 32.02%. Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) finished second with 28.04%. Other parties followed: Zares 10.05%, Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) 6.74%, Slovenian National Party (SNS) 5.58%, Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) 5.21%, and Slovenian People's Party (SLS) with Youth Party of Slovenia (SMS) 4.28%. New Slovenia (NSi) and Lipa, the parliamentary parties before the elections, did not reach the 4% limit.[7]

According to exit polls, conducted by the Mediana agency for POP TV, the results are following: SD 31.5%, SDS 27.7%, Zares 9.7%, DeSUS 7.6%, LDS 6.1%, SNS 5.8%, SLS-SMS 4.2%. The margin was not reached by NSi (2.6%) and Lipa (2.3%).[8]

Results

 Summary of the 21 September 2008 Slovenian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Social Democrats (Socialni demokrati, SD) 320,248 30.45 29
Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka, SDS) 307,735 29.26 28
Zares – new politics (Zares – nova politika) 98,526 9.37 9
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Demokraticna stranka upokojencev Slovenije, DeSUS) 78,353 7.45 7
Slovenian National Party (Slovenska nacionalna stranka, SNS) 56,832 5.40 5
Slovenian People's Party and Youth Party of Slovenia (Slovenska ljudska stranka in Stranka mladih Slovenije, SLS+SMS) 54,809 5.21 5
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (Liberalna demokracija Slovenije, LDS) 54,771 5.21 5
New Slovenia – Christian People's Party (Nova Slovenija – Krščanska ljudska stranka, NSi) 35,774 3.40
The Linden (Lipa) 19,068 1.81
List for Justice and Development (Lista za pravičnost in razvoj, LPR) 5,897 0.56
Greens of Slovenia (Zeleni Slovenije) 5,366 0.51
Christian Democratic Party (Krščanska demokratska stranka, KDS) 4,724 0.45
List for Clear Drinking Water (Lista za čisto pitno vodo, LZČPV) 4,140 0.39
Party of Slovenian People (Stranka slovenskega naroda, SSN) 2,629 0.25
Green Coalition: Green Party and Green Progress (Zelena koalicija: Zelena stranke in zeleni progres, ZP) 2,230 0.21
Forward Slovenia (Naprej Slovenija, NPR) 475 0.05
Acacias (Akacije) 249 0.02
Hungarian and Italian national communities 2
Valid votes 1,051,827 100.00 90
Total votes (turnout 63.10%) 1,056,593
Eligible voters
Source: volitve.gov.si
Vote share
SD
30.45%
SDS
29.26%
Zares
9.37%
DeSUS
7.45%
SNS
5.40%
SLS-SMS
5.21%
LDS
5.21%
NSi
3.40%
Lipa
1.81%
Others
2.44%
Parliamentary seats
SD
32.22%
SDS
31.11%
Zares
10.00%
DeSUS
7.78%
SNS
5.56%
SLS-SMS
5.56%
LDS
5.56%
Minorities
2.22%

See also

References

  1. "Republic of Slovenia Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2008". Ministry of Public Administration. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  2. "Seznam kandidatov in kandidatk po listah". Ministry of Public Administration. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20080927035610/http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/09/22/slovenia.elections.ap/index.html. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. (08/10/08) (17 July 2008). "Social Democratic Parties Lead in Slovenia | Angus Reid Public Opinion". Angus-reid.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  5. (06/17/08) (22 May 2008). "Social Democracy Leads All in Slovenia | Angus Reid Public Opinion". Angus-reid.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  6. (06/25/08) (29 May 2008). "Slovenian Voters Put Social Democracy Ahead | Angus Reid Public Opinion". Angus-reid.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  7. "Trojčku 43 mandatov in koalicijski partner? :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  8. "Stran ne obstaja - 24ur.com". Volitve.24ur.com. 21 September 2008. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2012.


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