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Slovenia

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Council

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Chamber name
Drzavni Zbor (National Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Dejan Židan (Male)
Year of birth
1967
Term
23.08.2018
See historical data for this field.

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ursula Zore Tavcar (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 25 Aug. 2014, re-appointed on 29 Aug. 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
90
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
65
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
25
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.78% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
2,075
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
15,962 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
48.00
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Jerca Korče (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
70
Oldest member
Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 5 18 17 8 36 6 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 40 Total >= 46: 50
Male 0 5 9 7 7 26 4 0 0 0 58
Female 0 0 9 10 1 10 2 0 0 0 32
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.56%5.56%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25.56%15.56%10%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger44.44%23.33%21.11%
Members for whom data is available
90 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Minorities
2
Notes
Two seats are reserved for one deputy of the Italian and one deputy of the Hungarian communities. These members are elected under the Borda Count system (in lieu of List PR system).
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
A list of candidates needs to guarantee that male and female candidates on the list have at least 35% representation with regard to their total number.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.