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National Assembly

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
03.06.2018
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
15.04.2018
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
90
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,636
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
913
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
723
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
44.19%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
25

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
1,712,676
Votes Number of people who actually voted
901,454
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
52.63%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Snap elections returned a fragmented National Assembly. The Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), led by former Prime Minister Janez Janša, became the largest party, winning 25 of the 90 seats at stake. The List, led by Marjan Šarec (LMS, an anti-establishment party), won twice as many seats than the outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar’s Modern Centre Party (SMC, formerly known as the Party of Miro Cerar) and the Social Democrats (SD, led by Minister for Agriculture Dejan Židan). On 17 August, the National Assembly approved a five-party minority government led by Mr. Šarec. It comprised LMS, SD, SMC, the Democratic Party of the Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) and the Party of Alenka Bratušek (STRANKA AB). The five parties jointly held 43 seats. During the election campaign, the SDS promised to cut taxes and accelerate privatization. SDS leader Mr, Janša pledged to put “Slovenians first” and opposed the EU’s migration quotas. Other electoral issues included quality of life and sustainable development. The major parties ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition government with the SDS and criticized the SDS anti-migration platform. The snap elections were triggered by the resignation of Prime Minister Cerar on 14 March. This was after the Supreme Court annulled the result of a September 2017 referendum (that approved a railway project worth €1 billion) and ordered a fresh referendum. Other parliamentary parties were unable to form a government within the constitutional 30-day deadline. On 15 April, President Borut Pahor (independent, formerly SD) dissolved the National Assembly so that early elections could be held in June.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
9
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
36%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
27.78%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
List of Marjan Sarec (LMS), Social Democrats (SD), Modern Centre Party (SMC) and Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS), Party of Alenka Bratusek (STRANKA AB)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) 25
List of Marjan Sarec (LMS) 13
Social Democrats (SD) 10
Modern Centre Party (SMC ) 10
Left (LEVICA) 9
New Slovenia - Christian People's Party (NSi) 7
Party of Alenka Bratusek (STRANKA AB) 5
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) 5
Slovenian National Party (SNS) 4
Representatives of ethnic minorities 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
68
Number of women elected
22
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
24.44%
Sources
National Assembly (13.06.2018, 29.08.2018, 12.10.2018) State Election Commission OSCE Reuters Total Slovenia News
Women Directly Elected
22

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
68
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
22
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
47
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
22.06.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Matej Tonin (Male)
Political party
New Slovenia - Christian Democrats (NSi)
Date of election
22.06.2018