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Slovenia

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National Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

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 Svet (National Council)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993-01
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 Council
Speaker
Alojz Kovšca (Male)
Year of birth
1965
Term
12.12.2017
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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
Dusan Strus (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
12 Dec. 2017 -

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
40
Note on the statutory number of members
Indirectly elected by interest groups: - 22 representatives of local interest groups; - Six representatives of non-commercial activities; - Four employers' representatives; - Four employees' representatives and four farmers', craftsmen's, tradesmen's and independent professionals' representatives.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
40
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10% 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
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
15,962 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Miloš Pohole (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
66
Oldest member
Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik (Male)

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
Notes
22 seats are reserved for representatives of local interests, 6 for representatives of non-commercial fields, 4 for representatives employers, 4 for representatives of employees and 4 for representatives farmers, crafts and trades, and independent professions.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.