Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia

The Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Slovene: Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije, also known by the acronym DeSUS) is a Slovenian political party led by Karl Erjavec. DeSUS won 6.97% of the vote at the early 2011 Slovenian parliamentary election on 4 December 2011, thus gaining 6 seats in the National Assembly.[4]

Democratic Party of
Pensioners of Slovenia

Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije
LeaderKarl Erjavec
Founded1991
HeadquartersLjubljana
Membership (2015)11,972[1]
IdeologyPensioners' interests[2][3]
Single-issue politics
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre to centre-left
European affiliationEuropean Democratic Party
International affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursGreen, Blue
National Assembly
5 / 90
European Parliament
0 / 8
Mayors
1 / 212
Municipal council
133 / 2,750
Website
http://www.desus.si

The party joined the European Democratic Party in February 2019.[5]

Overview

DeSUS was a member of the government led by prime minister Janez Janša until 2008. In the 2008 elections the party won 7.4% of vote and 7 out of 90 seats and joined the coalition government led by Borut Pahor together with SD, Zares and LDS having a combined seat of 50 out of 90.

The party received 10.21% of the vote in the Slovenian parliamentary election on 13 July 2014, and won 10 seats in parliament.[6]

Parliamentary representation:

Electoral performance

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1996 46, 152 4.32
5 / 90
5 6th Opposition
2000 55,634 5.1
4 / 90
1 6th Opposition
2004 39,150 4.0
4 / 90
0 7th Coalition
2008 78,353 7.4
7 / 90
3 4th Coalition
2011 76,853 6.9
6 / 90
1 5th Coalition
2014 88,968 10.1
10 / 90
4 3rd Coalition
2018 43,889 4,9
5 / 90
5 8th Coalition

References

  1. Jancic, Peter. "Najdražje je članstvo v SMC, najcenejši Desus". Delo. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/slovenia-election-results-latest-populist-far-right-janez-jansa-democratic-party-a8382641.html?amp=
  3. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Slovenia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. "Republic of Slovenia Early Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2011". National Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  5. "Five new members joined the European Democrats | European Democrats – European Democratic Party". www.democrats.eu. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  6. Predčasne Volitve V Državni Zbor 2014 Republika Slovenija - Državna volilna komisija. Accessed 13 July 2014


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