8th National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

The 8th National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia was elected on the 3 June 2018 Slovenian parliamentary elections. On the order of the President of the Republic Borut Pahor it first convened on 22 June 2018. Assembly is in session during outgoing 12th Government of Prime Minister Miro Cerar and is expected to elect 13th Government. It is the 4th consecutive Assembly in which centre-left and left-wing parties have majority.

8th National Assembly

8. državni zbor
Type
Type
History
Founded22 June 2018
Preceded by7th National Assembly
Leadership
Dejan Židan (SD)
since 23 August 2018
Deputy Speakers
Tina Heferle (LMŠ)
Since 23 August 2018
Jože Tanko (SDS)
Since 23 August 2018
Branko Simonovič (DeSUS)
Since 29 August 2018
Structure
Seats90 – Members
Political groups
Government (43)
  •      LMŠ (13)
  •      SD (10)
  •      SMC (10)
  •      SAB (5)
  •      DeSUS (5)

Independent (usually support Government)

  •      Italian and Hungarian national minorities (2)

Opposition (45)

Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
3 June 2018
Meeting place
Building of the National Assembly, Ljubljana
Great Hall of the National Assembly
Website
www.dz-rs.si
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Major events

Major legislation

Political parties

Party

(European Affiliation)

Ideology Leader Seats
2018 Elections Currently
SDS

(EPP)

Slovenian Democratic Party
Slovenska demokratska stranka
Right-wing
(formerly Centre-Right, and before Centre-Left)
-
Right-wing populism
Slovenian nationalism
National conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Anti-immigration
Janez Janša
MP, Former PM
25 / 90
25 / 90
LMŠ

(ALDE)

List of Marjan Šarec
Lista Marjana Šarca
Centre-Left
-
Social liberalism
Populism
Marjan Šarec
Prime Minister
13 / 90
13 / 90
SD

(S&D)

Social Democrats
Socialni demokrati
Centre-Left to Left-wing
-
Social Democracy
Dejan Židan
MP, Speaker of the National Assembly
10 / 90
10 / 90
SMC

(ALDE)

Modern Centre Party
Stranka modernega centra
Centre-Left
-
Social liberalism
Miro Cerar
Minister of Foreign Affairs
10 / 90
10 / 90
Levica

(GUE/NGL)

The Left
Levica
Left-wing to Far-Left
-
Democratic socialism
Anti-capitalism
Luka Mesec
MP
9 / 90
9 / 90
NSi

(EPP)

New Slovenia – Christian Democrats
Nova Slovenija – Krščanski demokrati
Centre-Right
-
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Matej Tonin
MP
7 / 90
7 / 90
SAB

(ALDE)

Party of Alenka Bratušek
Stranka Alenke Bratušek
Centre-Left
-
Social liberalism
Alenka Bratušek
Minister of Infrastructure
5 / 90
5 / 90
DeSUS

(ALDE)

Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije
Centre-Left
-
Social liberalism
Single-issue politics
Populism
Karl Erjavec
Minister of Defence
5 / 90
5 / 90
SNS

(ENF)

Slovenian National Party
Slovenska nacionalna stranka
Far-Right
-
Nationalism
Anti-immigration
Populism
Euroscepticism
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti
MP
4 / 90
4 / 90

Leadership

National Assembly leadership

Speaker
Matej Tonin (NSi),
from June 22, 2018
until August 23, 2018
Dejan Židan (SD)
from 23 August 2018
Position MP
Speaker Dejan Židan (SD), from August 23, 2018
Deputy Speaker Tina Heferle (LMŠ), from August 23, 2018
Branko Simonovič (DeSUS), from August 29, 2018
Jože Tanko (SDS), from August 23, 2018

Leaders of the political groups

Group Leader Deputy Leader(s)[lower-alpha 1] Secretary
PS SDS Group of Slovenian Democratic Party
Poslanska skupina Slovenske demokratske stranke
Danijel Krivec Franc Rosec
Nada Brinovšek
Božo Predalič
PS LMŠ Group of List of Marjan Šarec
Poslanska skupina Liste Marjana Šarca
Brane Golubović Jerca Korče Bojana Bavec
PS SD Group of Social Democrats
Poslanska skupina Socialnih demokratov
Matjaž Han Bojana Muršič Miroslav Pretnar
PS SMC Group of Modern Centre Party
Poslanska skupina Stranke modernega centra
Igor Zorčič Janja Sluga Monika Šuligoj
PS Levica Group of The Left
Poslanska skupina Levice
Matej Tašner Vatovec Nataša Sukič Matej Kolenc
PS NSi Group of New Slovenia – Christian Democrats
Poslanska skupina Nove Slovenije – Krščanskih demokratov
Jožef Horvat Blaž Pavlin Terezija Trupi
PS SAB Group of Party of Alenka Bratušek
Poslanska skupina Stranke Alenke Bratušek
Maša Kociper Andrej Rajh Ana Ptičar
PS DeSUS Group of Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
Poslanska skupina Demokratične stranke upokojencev Slovenije
Franc Jurša Jurij Lep Mojca Podergajs
PS SNS Group of Slovenian National Party
Poslanska skupina Slovenske nacionalne stranke
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti Dušan Šiško Rok Dolenc
PS IMNS Group of Italian in Hungarian National Minority
Poslanska skupina italijanske in madžarske narodne skupnosti
Felice Žiža Ferenc Horváth Petra Jamnik
  1. Groups that have more than 20 members can have 2 Deputy Leaders.

Members

Constituency Electoral districts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1

Kranj

Jesenice Radovljica I Radovljica II Kranj I Kranj II Kranj III Tržič Škofja Loka I Škofja Loka II Kamnik Idrija
/ Franc Kramar (SAB) Karla Urh (LMŠ) / Mateja Udovč (SMC) Branko Grims (SDS) Edvard Paulič (LMŠ) Marko Pogačnik (SDS) Žan Mahnič (SDS) Matej Tonin (NSi) Samo Bevk (SD)
Igor Peček (LMŠ) Miha Kordiš (Levica)
2

Postojna

Tolmin Piran Izola Koper I Koper II Sežana Ilirska Bistrica Postojna Nova Gorica I Nova Gorica II Ajdovščina
Danijel Krivec (SDS) Meira Hot (SD) Branko Simonovič (DeSUS) Matej Tašner Vatovec (Levica) / Marko Bandelli (SAB) / Zvonko Černač (SDS) / Matjaž Nemec (SD) Eva Irgl (SDS)
Gregor Perič (SMC) Robert Pavšič (LMŠ) Jernej Vrtovec (NSi)
3

Ljubljana-Center

Logatec Vrhnika Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik I Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik II Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik III Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik IV Ljubljana Center Ljubljana Šiška I Ljubljana Šiška II Ljubljana Šiška III Ljubljana Šiška IV
Andrej Šircelj (SDS) Jerca Korče (LMŠ) Alenka Jeraj (SDS) Monika Gregorčič (SMC) / Anže Logar (SDS) Violeta Tomić (Levica) / Marko Koprivc (SD) / Andreja Zabret (LMŠ)
Iva Dimic (NSi) Maša Kociper (SAB)
Jani Möderndorfer (SMC)
4

Ljubjana-Bežigrad

Kočevje Ribnica Grosuplje Litija Ljubljana Moste-Polje I Ljubljana Moste-Polje II Ljubljana Moste-Polje III Ljubljana Bežigrad I Ljubljana Bežigrad II Domžale I Domžale II
Predrag Baković (SD) Jože Tanko (SDS) Janez Janša (SDS) Boris Doblekar (SDS) / / Vojko Starović (SAB) Dušan Verbič (SMC) Luka Mesec (Levica) Tina Heferle (LMŠ) Brane Golubović (LMŠ)
Nataša Sukič (Levica) Tadeja Šuštar (NSi)
5

Celje

Šentjur pri Celju Celje I Celje II Žalec I Žalec II Mozirje Velenje I Velenje II Slovenj Gradec Ravne na Koroškem Radlje ob Dravi
Jelka Godec (SDS) / Željko Cigler (Levica) / Aleksander Reberšek (NSi) Nada Brinovšek (SDS) / Franc Rosec (SDS) Jože Lenart (LMŠ) Jani Prednik (SD) /
Lidija Ivanuša (SNS)
Robert Polnar (DeSUS) Janja Sluga (SMC) Nik Prebil (LMŠ)
6

Novo mesto

Črnomelj Novo Mesto I Novo Mesto II Trebnje Brežice Krško Sevnica Laško Hrastnik Trbovlje Zagorje ob Savi
/ Anja Bah Žibert (SDS) / Franci Kepa (SDS) Igor Zorčič (SMC) Dušan Šiško (SNS) Tomaž Lisec (SDS) Matjaž Han (SD) Ivan Hršak (DeSUS) Primož Siter (Levica) /
Blaž Pavlin (NSi) Soniboj Knežak (SD)
Nina Maurovič (LMŠ)
7

Maribor

Šmarje pri Jelšah Slovenska Bistrica Slovenske Konjice Ruše Maribor I Maribor II Maribor III Maribor IV Maribor V Maribor VI Maribor VII
/ Karmen Furman (SDS) Bojan Podkrajšek (SDS) Jurij Lep (DeSUS) / / Dejan Kaloh (SDS) Franc Trček (Levica) / Branislav Rajić (SMC) Lidija Divjak Mirnik (LMŠ)
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS) Bojana Muršič (SD) Gregor Židan (SMC) Andrej Rajh (SAB)
8

Ptuj

Lendava Ormož Ljutomer Murska Sobota I Murska Sobota II Gornja Radgona Lenart Pesnica Ptuj I Ptuj II Ptuj III
Jožef Horvat (NSi) Aljaž Kovačič (LMŠ) Franc Jurša (DeSUS) / Dejan Židan (SD) / Franc Breznik (SDS) Marijan Pojbič (SDS) Jožef Lenart (SDS) Boštjan Koražija (Levica) Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS)
Jani Ivanuša (SNS)
Mojca Žnidarič (SMC)

Demographics

Proportion of women elected
to the National Assembly
2018 elections
24.4%
2014 elections
35.6%
2011 elections
35.6%
2008 elections
15.6%
2004 elections
12.2%
2000 elections
15.6%
1996 elections
12.2%
1992 elections
14.4%

8th National Assembly has 22 female MPs which equals 24,4 %, and is a little bit less than in the 7th Assembly. Youngest MP is Jerca Korče (LMŠ) who is 28 years old. Oldest MP is Jožef Česnik (SAB), who is 73 years old and also presided over the first session.

Sitting order

Changes in membership

Changes of MPs

Changes are expected when government will be formed, MP who is named Prime Minister, Minister, State Secretary or Secretary-General of the government, cannot be MP anymore and is replaced with an MP that would be elected, if they were not elected.

Vacator Reason for change Successor
Constituency District Name Party Constituency District Name Party Date of installation
Kranj Kamnik Marjan Šarec LMŠ Elected Prime Minister Kranj Radovljica II Karla Urh LMŠ 23 August 2018
Ljubljana Center Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik III Miro Cerar SMC Elected Minister Ljubljana Center Ljubljana Šiška II Jani Möderndorfer SMC 28 September 2018
Postojna Sežana Marko Bandelli SAB Elected Minister Postojna Nova Gorica II Andrej Šušmelj SAB 28 September 2018
Ljubljana Center Ljubljana Vič-Rudnik III Peter Jožef Česnik SAB Elected Minister Ljubljana Center Ljubljana Šiška II Maša Kociper SAB 28 September 2018
Maribor Šmarje pri Jelšah Zdravko Počivalšek SMC Elected Minister Maribor Maribor IV Gregor Židan SMC 28 September 2018
Novo mesto Zagorje ob Savi Rudi Medved LMŠ Elected Minister Novo mesto Hrastnik Nina Maurovič LMŠ 28 September 2018
Postojna Nova Gorica II Andrej Šušmelj SAB Bandelli resigned as minister Postojna Sežana Marko Bandelli SAB 19 December 2019
Celje Mozirje Darij Krajčič LMŠ Resignation Celje Žalec II Nik Prebil LMŠ 5 March 2019
Ljubljana Bežigrad Ribnica Ljudmila Novak NSi Elected MEP Ljubljana Bežigrad Domžale II Tadeja Šuštar NSi 9 July 2019
Ljubljana Bežigrad Ljubljana Bežigrad II Milan Brglez SD Elected MEP Ljubljana Bežigrad Ljubljana Bežigrad I Dušan Verbič SMC 9 July 2019

Changes in the political groups membership

Name Elected for Previous group New group
Milan Brglez SMC PS SMC PS SD

Working bodies

Group Presidents Vice-Presidents
PS SDS Group of Slovenian Democratic Party
Poslanska skupina Slovenske demokratske stranke
6 / 21
11 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
1 / 3
0 / 3
PS LMŠ Group of List of Marjan Šarec
Poslanska skupina Liste Marjana Šarca
2 / 21
8 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
1 / 3
PS SD Group of Social Democrats
Poslanska skupina Socialnih demokratov
2 / 21
5 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
1 / 3
PS SMC Group of Modern Centre Party
Poslanska skupina Stranke modernega centra
2 / 21
4 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
1 / 3
1 / 3
PS Levica Group of The Left
Poslanska skupina Levice
2 / 21
3 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
0 / 3
PS NSi Group of New Slovenia – Christian Democrats
Poslanska skupina Nove Slovenije – Krščanskih demokratov
3 / 21
0 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
1 / 3
0 / 3
PS SAB Group of Party of Alenka Bratušek
Poslanska skupina Stranke Alenke Bratušek
1 / 21
2 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
0 / 3
PS DeSUS Group of Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
Poslanska skupina Demokratične stranke upokojencev Slovenije
2 / 21
0 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
0 / 3
PS SNS Group of Slovenian National Party
Poslanska skupina Slovenske nacionalne stranke
0 / 21
4 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
0 / 3
PS IMNS Group of Italian in Hungarian National Minority
Poslanska skupina italijanske in madžarske narodne skupnosti
1 / 21
1 / 38
Commissions of Inquiry
0 / 3
0 / 3

Committiees

Committee President Vice-Presidents Secretary[lower-alpha 1] Members
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Food CAFF Franc Breznik (SDS) Nina Maurovič (LMŠ) Dragana Čuljković 17
Jani Ivanuša (SNS)
Committee on Culture CC Violeta Tomić (Levica) Alenka Jeraj (SDS) Marjana Starič 17
Marko Bandelli (SAB)
Committee on Defence CD Samo Bevk (SD) Robert Pavšič (LMŠ) Peter Bahčič 17
Miha Kordiš (Levica)
Committee on Education, Science, Sport and Youth CESSY Branislav Rajić (SMC) Tomaž Lisec (SDS) Danica Polak Gruden 17
Marko Koprivc (SD)
Committee on EU Affairs CEU Igor Peček (LMŠ) Milan Brglez (SD) Barbara Medved Špiletič 17
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS)
Committee on Finance CF Robert Polnar (DeSUS) Marko Pogačnik (SDS) Barbara Reflak 19
Andreja Zabret (LMŠ)
Luka Mesec (Levica)
Committee on Foreign Policy CFP Matjaž Nemec (SD) Monika Gregorčič (SMC) Katja Jerman 19
Andrej Šircelj (SDS)
Committee on Health CH Franc Trček (Levica) Jelka Godec (SDS) Hedvika Stanič Igličar 19
Jože Lenart (LMŠ)
Committee on Infrastructure, Environment and Spatial Planning CIESP Edvard Paulič (LMŠ) Bojan Podkrajšek (SDS) Anton Pelko 19
Andrej Rajh (SAB)
Dušan Šiško (SNS)
Committee on Justice CJ Iva Dimic (NSi) Dejan Kaloh (SDS) Marija Pečjak Ferlež 13
Meira Hot (SD)
Committee on Labour, Family, Social Policy and Disability CLFSPD Vojko Starovič (SAB) Marijan Pojbič (SDS) Tina Kšela Premik 17
Mojca Žnidarič (SMC)
Primož Siter (Levica)
Committee on the Economy CE Gregor Perič (SMC) Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS) Nataša Škrbec Srčnik 17
Soniboj Knežak (SD)
Committee on the Interior, Public Administration and Local Self-Government CIPASG Zvonko Černač (SDS) Nik Prebil (LMŠ) Ana Komac 19
Predrag Bakovič (SD)
Joint Committee[lower-alpha 2] (NOT ACTIVE ANYMORE) JC Rudi Medved (LMŠ) Violeta Tomić (Levica) Nataša Škrbec Srčnik /
  1. Employee of the NA, not MP.
  2. Temporary general committee, until all of the permanent committees were formed.

Standing Commissions

Commission President Vice-Presidents Secretary Members
Commission for Petitions, Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Eva Irgl (SDS) Aljaž Kovačič (LMŠ) Ana Ivas Brezigar 9
Commission for Public Office and Elections Ivan Hršak (DeSUS) Lidija Divjak Mirnik (LMŠ) Katja Leitinger 19
Anja Bah Žibert (SDS)
Commission for Relations with Slovenes in Neighbouring and Other Countries Ljudmila Novak (NSi) Karla Urh (LMŠ) Polona Klemenčič 13
Commission for the National Communities Ferenc Horváth (IMNS) Felice Žiža (IMNS) Rodana Rožanc Krulčič 11
Commission for the Rules of Procedure Karmen Furman (SDS) Mateja Udovč (SMC) Maja Briški 11
Constitutional Commission Branko Grims (SDS) Gregor Židan (SMC) Boris Vrišer 19

Supervisory Commissions

In supervisory commissions opposition has majority.

Commission President Vice-Presidents Secretary Members
Commission for Public Finance Control Anže Logar (SDS) Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS) Jože Končan 13
Commission for the Supervision of Intelligence and Security Services Matej Tonin (NSi) Žan Mahnič (SDS) Marinka Bogolin 9

Inquiry Commissions

Commission President Vice-Presidents Secretary Members
Commission of Inquiry for determining the responsibility of holders of public office in the child cardiology programme and procurement of medical supplies and equipment Jelka Godec (SDS) Jani Prednik (SD) Boris vrišer 9
Commission of Inquiry for detection of abuses and non-economic behavior in the DUTB Jernej Vrtovec (NSi) Monika Gregorčič (SMC) Ana Ivas Brezigar 9
Commission of Inquiry for investigating the alleged money laundering in Nova Kreditna banka Maribor, d. d., the suspected unlawful financing of the Slovenian Democratic Party and the suspected illegal financing of the election campaign for the early elections to the National Assembly in 2018 Jani Möderndorfer (SMC) Aljaž Kovačič (LMŠ) Zoran Skubic 9

Other bodies

Body President Vice-Presidents Members
Council of the Speaker of the National Assembly Dejan Židan (SD) None (de facto Deputy Speakers) Speaker and Deputy Speakers (no voting right)
Leaders of political groups (voting right)
Representatives of National Minorities (voting right)
Club of the Female MPs Andreja Zabret (LMŠ) Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS) Female MPs
Bojana Muršič (SD)

Sessions

Sessions of the Assembly

Appointments

For full list of appointments and nominations see Appointments by the 8th National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.

Elections

Date Proposer Position Candidate Voted In favour Against Invalid Comments
22 June 2018 50 MPs, first signatory Marjan Šarec [1] Speaker Matej Tonin 89 80 9 1 1st Regular Session; secret ballot
17 August 2018 43 MPs, first signatory Brane Golubović [2] Prime Minister Marjan Šarec 87 55 31 1 5th Extraordinary Session; secret ballot; Šarec got 1 vote more than expected (one opposition MP voted for him)
23 August 2018 52 MPs, first signatory Andreja Zabret [3] Deputy-Speaker Tina Heferle 83 66 8 9 5th Extraordinary Session; secret ballot
23 August 2018 25 MPs, first signatory Anja Bah Žibert [4] Deputy-Speaker Jože Tanko 85 74 3 8 6th Extraordinary Session; secret ballot
23 August 2018 52 MPs, first signatory Matjaž Han [5] Speaker Dejan Židan 60 49 8 3 6th Extraordinary Session; secret ballot
29 August 2018 52 MPs, first signatory Franc Jurša [6] Deputy-Speaker Branko Simonovič 78 67 7 4 7th Extraordinary Session; secret ballot
29 August 2018 Council of the Speaker [7] Secretary-General Uršula Zore Tavčar 76 76 0 / 7th Extraordinary Session; public vote
13 September 2018 Prime Minister Marjan Šarec Ministers of the 13th Government 79 45 34 / 8th Extraordinary Session; public vote
5 March 2019 Commission for Public Office and Elections Member of the Judicial Council of the Republic of Slovenia Saša Prelič 79 39 / 11 5th Regular Session; secret ballot
8 March 2019 Prime Minister Marjan Šarec [8] Minister of Culture Zoran Poznič 76 47 19 / 5th Regular Session; public vote
27 March 2019 Prime Minister Marjan Šarec [9] Ministers of the 13th Government 83 49 20 / 6th Regular Session; public vote
21 May 2019 Commission for Public Office and Elections [10] President of the National Review Commission Samo Červek 73 58 1 / 8th Regular Session; public vote
18 June 2019 Commission for Public Office and Elections [11] President of the State Election Commission Peter Golob 77 63 0 / 9th Regular Session; public vote
18 June 2019 President of the Republic Borut Pahor [12] Information Commissioner Mojca Prelesnik 81 45 6 / 9th Regular Session; public vote
10 July 2019 Commission for Public Office and Elections [13] Alternate President of the State Election Commission Brigita Domjan Pavlin 88 81 0 / 10th Regular Session; public vote

Assembly Election Commission

Assembly Election Commission supervises secret ballots, counts the votes and determines the result of the vote.

Member
Ex officio:
Presiding officer (one of them)
SD Dejan Židan
LMŠ Tina Heferle
SDS Jože Tanko
DeSUS Branko Simonovič
Deputy-Secretary-General
Ind. Jerneja Bergoč
Elected members:
SDS Franc Breznik
LMŠ Andreja Zabret
SMC Janja Sluga
NSi Blaž Pavlin
Former members:
SD Predrag Baković

Motions for removal

Motion for removal can be submitted by the same proposer who proposed designee's election and it is decided about removal by the same procedure that was needed for the election.

Date Proposer Position Designee Voted In favour Against Invalid Comments
23 August 2018 49 MPs, first signatory Brane Golubović [14]
[15]
Speaker Matej Tonin Tonin announced his resignation. secret ballot; after Matej Tonin is removed from office, Tina Heferle (LMŠ) (if elected Deputy-Speaker) will become Acting-Speaker until new Speaker is elected.
PROPOSER WITHDREW THE MOTION.

Composition of the executive

Executive
President of the Republic
Borut Pahor (SD),
from 22 December 2012
Prime Minister
Miro Cerar (SMC),
from 18 September 2014
until 13 September 2018
Prime Minister
Marjan Šarec (LMŠ)
from 13 September 2018

Interpellations, votes of confidence, and impeachement

Interpellations

According to the Article 118 of the Constitution at least 10 MPs can submit and interpelation against a minister or government as a whole.

Date of vote Proposer Interpellated Quorum In favour Against Abstain Comments
21 June 2019 [16] SDS Karl Erjavec, Minister of Defence 74 35 39 0 Interpellation due to the alleged misuse of the military intelligence service.

Votes of confidence

Prime Minister can, according to the Article 117 of the Constitution request a vote of confidence. If government does not win the vote of confidence, National Assembly has to elect new Prime Minister within 30 days. If it fails, President of the Republic dissolves the National Assembly and snap election takes place within 60 days.

Also, according to the Article 116 of the Constitution, 10 MPs can propose a vote of no confidence and at the same time propose a candidate for the new Prime Minister.

Impeachment

Based on Articles 109 and 119 of the Constitution National Assembly may impeach President of the Republic, Prime Minister or ministers before the Constitutional Court if they violate the Constitution or laws.

Date of vote Proposer Interpellated Quorum In favour Against Abstain Comments
29 January 2019 [17][18] SDS and SNS Marjan Šarec, Prime Minister 89 29 53 7 Impeachment for not implementing the decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the financing of the private primary education.

Legislative services heads

  • Secretary-General: Uršula Zore Tavčar
    • Head of the Secretariat and Deputy Secretary-General: Jerneja Bergoč
      • Head of29 the Sector for the activities of the National Assembly: Mojca Marn Čepuran
        • Head of the Department for preparation of sessions of the National Assembly and working bodies:
        • Head of the Department for international activity, protocol and translation: Tatjana Pandev
      • Head of the Research and documentation sector: Tatjana Krašovec
        • Head of the Research department: Igor Zobavnik
        • Head of the Documentation and Library Department: Vojka Vuk Dirnbek
    • Director and Deputy Secretary-General: Igor Ivančič
      • Head of the General sector: Anita Longo
        • Head of the Department of Organization and Staff: Sonja Nahtigal
        • Head of the Financial department: Rok Tomšič
      • Head of the Information sector:
        • Head of the Information Systems Development Department: Bojan Verbič
        • Head of the Department for work with materials and mail: Gordana Černe
        • Head of the Department of Operations Service: Jela Jelič
        • Head of the Department for printing: Iztok Potočnik
      • Head of the Operational-technical sector: Alenka Urbančič
        • Head of the Investment and Maintenance Department: Janez Gomboc
        • Head of the Catering Department: Verica Novaković
        • Head of the Department of Transportation: Ivo Paal
        • Head of the Department for Reception and Telephones: Anita Knez
  • Services of the political groups
    • Expert assistance for the political groups
  • Head of the Office of the President: Katarina Ratoša
  • Head of the Legal Service: Nataša Voršič
  • Head of the Public Relations Office: Karmen Uglešič
  • Permanent Representative of the National Assembly to the European Parliament: Zvone Bergant

International activity

International activity of the Speaker

Delegations

Delegation Head Secretary
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Andrej Šircelj (SDS) Alja Škibin
Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Robert Pavšič (LMŠ) Tamara Gruden Pečan
Delegation to the CEI Parliamentary Dimension Branko Grims (SDS) Staša Kobi Šmid
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean Branislav Rajić (SMC) Romana Novak
IPU National Group in the National Assembly Matjaž Nemec (SD) (ex officio as President of CFP) Tatjana Pandev
Delegation to the SEECP Parliamentary Assembly Dejan Židan (SD) (ex officio as Speaker) Tatjana Pandev
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Gregor Perič (SMC) Tamara Gruden Pečan
Delegation of the National Assembly in the Group for Joint Parliamentary Supervision of EUROPOL Tina Heferle (LMŠ) Maja Brišk

Friendship groups

Country President Country President Country President
Republic of Austria Ljudmila Novak (NSi) Kingdom of Denmark Monika Gregorčič (SMC) Kingdom of the Netherlands Igor Zorčič (SMC)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Marko Koprivc (SD) Republic of Finland Branislav Rajić (SMC) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Branislav Rajić (SMC)
French Republic Matjaž Nemec (SD) Republic of India Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS) Republic of Estonia Franc Trček (Levica)
Republic of Croatia Jani Prednik (SD) Japan Branislav Rajić (SMC) Canada Franc Trček (Levica)
Ireland Bojana Muršič (SD) Republic of Korea Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS) Republic of Kazakhstan Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS)
Italian Republic Meira Hot (SD) Kingdom of Norway Nina Maurovič (LMŠ) Republic of Kosovo Franc Trček (Levica)
State of Israel Jernej Vrtovec (NSi) Republic of Poland Suzana Lep Šimenko (SDS) Romania Franc Trček (Levica)
Peoples' Republic of China Milan Brglez (SD) Slovak Republic Tomaž Lisec (SDS) Federative Republic of Brazil Alenka Jeraj (SDS)
Hungary Ferenc Horváth (IMNS) Kingdom of Spain Bojana Muršič (SD) Republic of Cyprus Jani Prednik (SD)
Republic of North Macedonia Iva Dimic (NSi) Kingdom of Spain Karla Urh (LMŠ) Arab Republic of Egypt Matjaž Nemec (SD)
Federal Republic of Germany Branko Grims (SDS) Republic of Turkey Monika Gregorčič (SMC) Swiss Confederation Branislav Rajić (SMC)
Palestine Matej Tašner Vatovec (Levica) Ukraine Vojko Starović (SAB) Republic of Albania Franc Trček (Levica)
Portuguese Republic Franc Trček (Levica) Argentine Republic Alenka Jeraj (SDS) Hellenic Republic Jani Prednik (SD)
Russian Federation Matjaž Han (SD) Commonwealth of Australia Andreja Zabret (LMŠ) Georgia Predrag Baković (SD)
Republic of Serbia Predrag Baković (SD) Republic of Azerbaijan Matjaž Nemec (SD) Republic of Latvia Jani Prednik (SD)
United States of America Matjaž Nemec (SD) Kingdom of Belgium Gregor Perič (SMC) Republic of Lithuania Nik Prebil (LMŠ)
Czech Republic Tomaž Lisec (SDS) Republic of Iceland Andreja Zabret (LMŠ) Republic of Malta Jani Prednik (SD)
Montenegro Tomaž Lisec (SDS) Grand-Duchy of Lusembourg Lidija Divjak Mirnik (LMŠ) Republic of Bulgaria Alenka Jeraj (SDS)

Other

Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS) corruption allegations

It was reported on 29 June 2018 that Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's (PACE) special independent investigative body issued its report on so called Caviar diplomacy by Azerbaijan. Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS), who returned in the National Assembly after 7 years in the last election, was banned from entering Council of Europe due to severe violation of the PACE's rules. Jelinčič was accused of receiving 25,000 € for voting against the report of the PACE stating that irregularities occurred during elections in Azerbaijan, which he observed. Jelinčič declined accusations and stated that he received money to translate Tone Svetina's novel Ukana into Russian language, however translation of the book is nowhere to be found, reported Slovenian media. Jelinčič was named Vice-President of the Committee on Foreign Policy on 3 July 2018. However The Left, which also supported the resolution, with which leaders of the committees were named, stated that their support was a mistake. Other parties, SDS, LMŠ and SAB stated that current leaders of the committees are only temporary and that new leaders will be named after coalition is formed and all the committees founded. Some, including GRECO and TI, also called on the National Assembly to finally form and pass an Ethical Code for MPs. Slovenian Commission for the prevention of corruption announced that it will investigate the case.[19][20][21][22]

Milan Brglez (SMC) expulsion from the party

Milan Brglez was soon after the election, on 26 June 2018 expelled from the party. Reason for that was his self-candidature for Speaker of the National Assembly, since Miro Cerar did not have support of potential coalition partners (LMŠ, SD, NSi, SAB and DeSUS) to become Speaker himself. Executive committee also blamed Brglez that he did not respect decision of the parties and has been making statements that were opposite to the statements of Cerar and other party officials. As example they added that Cerar supported US missile strikes against Syria earlier in April and Brglez did not and stated that these acts are against international law and Slovenian Constitution. He decided to stay member of the SMC group in the Assembly, but did not rule out the possibility to join another group later, most possibly The Left.[23]

Zdravko Počivalšek (SMC) lobbying affair

On 2 August 2018 Commission for the prevention of corruption issued its report on Zdravko Počivalšek's unlawful meetings with former President of Executive Council of SRS (Prime Minister) and former Director of State Security Service (SDV) Janez Zemljarič who is seen as one of the most important people in Slovenia as a part of so-called "Deep State". Počivalšek tried to prevent the publishing of the report, however Supreme Court decided that contents of their meetings can be publicly announced. Meetings were against the law because Počivašek as public servant did not report them to the Commission and because Zemljarič is not registered as lobbyst or representative of any company, but was however acting in such way. Meetings were made public by Reporter's journalist in 2016. Zemljarič and Počivalšek were talking about construction of Izolski otok (Izola Island) project worth around half billion euros. It is reported that State Secretary Eva Štravs Podlogar (SD) met with Zemljarič as well.[24]

Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (SNS) appropriation of books

During 2008–2011 term of the 5th National Assembly political group of Slovenian National Party ordered books using National Assembly funds. Books should have been returned to the National Assembly Library after

During the 2008–2011 term of the 5th National Assembly, the political group of the Slovenian National Party commissioned books worth more than €10,000 through the National Assembly. At the end of the mandate, the books should have been returned to the National Assembly's Library, which had not been doneby the political group which referred to the fact that the books belong to the political group. Subsequently, the Public Prosecutor's Office filed a lawsuit against Zmago Jelinčič, which failed because the prosecutor's office should sue the political group and not Jelinčič. The state originally obtained the judgment and recovered €10,000 from Jelinčič, but the money had to be returned after Jelinčič's appeal and the nullification of the verdict.[25]

Constitutional problems

Incompatibility of functions

Prime Minister Miro Cerar (SMC) and ministers Dejan Židan (SD) and Zdravko Počivalšek (SMC) have been elected MPs at the last elections. This causes constitutional problems since according to the Constitution Prime Minister or minister cannot be MP at the same time. Since Constitution also states that all members of the government have to execute their power until new government is elected they still are members of the government. This has however happened before, but it has never taken so long to officially form new coalition and elect new government after elections. Also currently Slovenia has some important questions opened, most importantly – selling NLB bank according to the 2013 agreement with European Commission, because of which government submits many bills to the National Assembly. And because Cerar, Židan and Počivalšek are also MPs they vote on bills that their government submitted to the Assembly.

Nullification of the elections

Former SD MP and Speaker Janko Veber, Vili Kovačič, Gašper Ferjan, Andreja Magajna (former SD MP) and Jožef Jarh filed an appeal against 3 June elections results and requested that Supreme Court annules elections. Following Supreme Court's rejection they filed an apply to the Constitutional Court who rejected them as well. They claimed laws regulating elections are unconstitutional.[26][27]

Elections of the Speaker with no deputy-speaker elected

On 6 August Marjan Šarec announced that five parties gathered around LMŠ (including SMC, SD, DeSUS and SAB) will propose a candidate for the new Speaker – Dejan Židan (SD). However Legal Service of the National Assembly explained that new Speaker cannot be elected before at least one Deputy-Speaker is elected first, which would become Acting-Speaker when current Speaker Matej Tonin would resign, following forming a new coalition.

Majority in the supervisory commissions

Another problem might occur with memberships of the standing supervisory commissions. It is the first time in the history that Slovenia will have minority government, and majority in the commissions must have parties in the opposition. Since The Left will support the government and still be formally in the opposition it could happen that the government might have ensured majority in the commissions with votes from The Left.

Šarec Government – minority or majority government?

Some of the constitutional lawyers, including former Judge of the Constitutional Court and former MP, now Full Professor Ciril Ribičič, questioned the status of the potential Government of Marjan Šarec. Many of them agree that it will be in fact majority government, since Prime Minister will be elected in the second round, where still 46 votes are needed for the election (absolute majority). Although The Left will not nominate ministers in the Government, they are still seen as a coalition party, meaning that new government in fact has majority in the parliament.

Results of the parliamentary elections

Party/alliance Votes % Seats +/–
Slovenian Democratic Party 222,042 24.92 25 +4
List of Marjan Šarec 112,250 12.60 13 New
Social Democrats 88,524 9.93 10 +4
Modern Centre Party 86,868 9.75 10 −26
The Left 83,108 9.33 9 +3
New Slovenia – Christian Democrats 63,792 7.16 7 +2
Party of Alenka Bratušek 45,492 5.11 5 +1
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 43,889 4.93 5 −5
Slovenian National Party 37,182 4.17 4 +4
Slovenian People's Party 23,329 2.62 0 0
Pirate Party 19,182 2.15 0 0
Good Country 13,540 1.52 0 −1
Andrej Čuš and Greens of Slovenia 9,708 1.09 0 −2
List of Journalist Bojan Požar 7,835 0.88 0 0
For a Healthy Society 5,548 0.62 0 0
United Slovenia 5,287 0.59 0 0
United Left and Unity 5,072 0.57 0 −1
Movement Together Forward 4,345 0.49 0 0
Save Slovenia from Elite and Tycoons 3,672 0.41 0 0
Economic Active Party 3,132 0.35 0 0
Solidarity – For a Fair Society! 2,184 0.25 0 0
United Right 2,141 0.24 0 0
Socialist Party of Slovenia 1,551 0.17 0 0
Party of Slovenian People 1,237 0.14 0 0
Forward Slovenia 187 0.02 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 10,357
Total 901,454 100 88
Registered voters/turnout 1,712,676 52.64
Source: Volitve

Elections of the representatives of national minorities

Italian national minority

Candidate Points Notes
Felice Žiža 2,511 Elected
Mauricio Tremul 2,095
Bruno Orlando 1,001
Valid votes 1,428
Invalid/blank votes 19
Total 1,447
Source: Volitve

Hungarian national minority

Candidate Points Notes
Ferenc Horvath 4,193 Elected
Gabriela Sobočan 2,772
Valid votes 3,001
Invalid/blank votes 42
Total 3,043
Source: Volitve

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