Slovenia

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.
24.04.2022
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
13.05.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.04.2026
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".
1,476
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
823
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
653
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
44.24%
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.
21

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
1,695,796
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,203,522
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
70.97%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Freedom Movement (SVOBODA), formed in January 2022 and led by Mr. Robert Golob, became the largest force in the 90-member National Assembly, winning 41 seats. It took 14 seats more than the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) led by Prime Minister Janez Janša (see note). The 2022 elections recorded a high turnout of 70.97 per cent, up from 52.63 per cent in 2018. A record 36 women were elected (40%), up from 22 (24.44%) in 2018. As 22 of the women elected belong to SVOBODA, the party now has more female MPs (53.66%) than it does male. On 13 May, the newly elected National Assembly elected Ms. Urška Klakočar Zupančič (SVOBODA) as its new President, who thereby became the first woman in Slovenia to assume the post. 

After consulting parliamentary parties, President Borut Pahor (independent) proposed on 23 May that the National Assembly endorse Mr. Golob as prime minister-designate. On 25 May, it officially elected Mr. Golob as the new Prime Minister. On 1 June, the National Assembly approved the new government comprising Mr. Golob’s SVOBODA, the Social Democrats (SD, led by Ms. Tanja Fajon) and the Left (LEVICA, led by Mr. Luka Mesec). They jointly hold 53 seats in the National Assembly.

The 2022 elections followed the global COVID-19 pandemic, and were held against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine that started in February. The major parties focused on health care, and rising energy and food prices.

Note:
Mr. Janša became Prime Minister for the third time in March 2020, one day after the country declared coronavirus an epidemic. He succeeded Mr. Marjan Šarec (List of Marjan Šarec), who had formed a five-party minority government following the previous elections held in June 2018. Mr. Šarec resigned in January 2020.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
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.
23.81%
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.
45.56%
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
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
3
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Freedom Movement (SVOBODA), Social Democrats (SD), Left (LEVICA)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Freedom Movement (SVOBODA) 41
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) 27
New Slovenia - Christian Democrats (NSi) 8
Social Democrats (SD) 7
Left (LEVICA) 5
Representatives of ethnic minorities 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
54
Number of women elected
36
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.
40%
Other notes
Note on the number of parties winning seats:
Two representatives of ethnic minorities (one each from the Italian and the Hungarian communities) are separately elected to the National Assembly. In accordance with the Act Amending the National Assembly Election Act, adopted in February 2021, these members are now elected under the majority system in one round, instead of the Borda Count system as was previously the case.

Note the timing of election:
Article 13 of the National Assembly Elections Act stipulates regular elections are to be held no earlier than two months and no later than fifteen days before the expiry of four years from the first session of the previous National Assembly. Since the outgoing legislature elected in June 2018 held its first session on 22 June 2018, regular elections could be held after April 2022. The 2022 elections are thus considered to have been held upon normal expiry.
Women Directly Elected
36

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.
54
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.
36
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.
13.05.2022
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.
Urška Klakočar Zupančič (Female)
Political party
Freedom Movement (SVOBODA)
Date of election
13.05.2022