Slovenia

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Urška Klakočar Zupančič (Female)
Date of birth: 19 Jun 1977
Term
13 May 2022
Additional information

Elected on 13 May 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ursula Zore Tavcar (Female)
Term
25 Aug 2014
Notes

Appointed on 25 Aug. 2014, re-appointed on 29 Aug. 2018 and on 25 May 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
90
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
90
Current number of members
90
Men
56
Women
34
Percentage of women
37.8%
Statutory number of members per country 
130
Population (in thousands)
2,119
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
Click for historical data

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
48.4
(2022-05)
Youngest member
Lenart Zavbi§ (Male)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Miroslav Gregoric (Male)
Oldest member (years)
73
Number of members, by age (2022-05)
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
Male 0 3 12 5 5 22 6 1 0 0 54
Female 0 2 3 7 10 12 2 0 0 0 36
Totals per age interval 0 5 15 12 15 34 8 1 0 0 90
Total <= 45: 32 Total >= 46: 58
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
5.6% 3.3% 2.2%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
22.2% 17% 5.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
35.6% 22% 13.3%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Minorities
2
Other groups
-

Notes:

Two seats are reserved for one deputy of the Italian and one deputy of the Hungarian communities.

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.

Electoral quota for women
Yes

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.

Sources: Cf. Article 80 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia concerning reserved seats for minorities and Article 43 of the 2006 National Assembly Elections Act for stipulations concerning the gender quota.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No