Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti

Zmago Jelinčič "Plemeniti" (born January 7, 1948) is a Slovenian nationalist politician and author. He is the head of the Slovenian National Party (Slovene: Slovenska Nacionalna Stranka, SNS).

Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti
Personal details
Born (1948-01-07) January 7, 1948
Maribor, Socialist Republic of Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Political partySlovene National Party

Jelinčič was born in the eastern Slovenian city of Maribor in what was then the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. As a teenager, he moved with his family to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, where he attended the Poljane Grammar School. He studied pharmacy at the University of Ljubljana, but later dropped out. He obtained his degree some thirty years later from University of Skopje, Macedonia.[1] During his student years, he also practiced as a ballet dancer in the Ljubljana opera house.

In March 1991, he founded the Slovenian National Party, which won more than 11% of votes in the first elections to the Slovenian National Assembly in 1992.

Jelinčič was a candidate in the 2002 Presidential Elections and polled 8.49% of the first-round vote, coming third among nine candidates.[2] He ran in the 2007 election as well, finishing 4th and winning almost 20% of the vote.[2] In April 2017 he announced his intention to run once more in the 2017 Presidential Election.[3]

Electoral performance


Election year Candidate 1st round 2nd round
# of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall votes % of overall vote
2002 Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti 97,178 8.49 #3
2007 Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti 188,951 19.16 #4


  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Jelinčič proti Pahorju tudi na svoji fasadi". Delo. 2017-04-21.
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