Slovenia

National Council

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 Svet (National Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

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

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Council
Speaker
Marko Lotrič (Male)
Date of birth: 06 May 1963
Term
19 Dec 2022
Additional information

Elected on 19 Dec. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Monika Kirbiš Rojs (Female)
Term
19 Dec 2022
Notes

19 Dec. 2022 -

Members

Statutory number of members
40

Notes:

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.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
40
Current number of members
40
Men
33
Women
7
Percentage of women
17.5%
Statutory number of members per country 
130
Population (in thousands)
2,119
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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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
54.8
(2022-12)
Youngest member
Andrej Poglajen (Male)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik (Male)
Oldest member (years)
76
Number of members, by age (2022-12)
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 1 3 2 3 13 10 1 0 0 33
Female 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 7
Totals per age interval 0 1 5 2 3 17 11 1 0 0 40
Total <= 45: 8 Total >= 46: 32
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
2.5% 2.5% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
15.0% 10% 5.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
20.0% 15% 5.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

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
No

Sources: Cf. Article 96 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
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