President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
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Incumbent
Borut Pahor

since 22 December 2012
Office of the President of the Republic
StyleMr President
(Slovene: Gospod predsednik) (informal)
His Excellency
(Slovene: Njegova ekscelenca) (diplomatic)
TypeHead of state
Member ofNational Security Council (upon invitation of the Prime Minister)
Reports toNational Assembly
ResidenceNone
SeatPresidential Palace, Ljubljana
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Republic of Slovenia
Inaugural holderMilan Kučan
Formation10 May 1990; 32 years ago (1990-05-10) (de facto)
23 December 1991; 30 years ago (1991-12-23) (de jure)
SuccessionSpeaker of the National Assembly (de facto)
Unofficial namesPredsednik države
Salary69,903 annually[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The president of Slovenia, officially the President of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Predsednik Republike Slovenije), is the head of state of the Republic of Slovenia. It was established on 23 December 1991 when the National Assembly passed a new Constitution as a result of independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

According to the Constitution, the president is the highest representative of the state. In practice, the position is mostly ceremonial. Among other things, the president is also the commander-in-chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The office of the president is the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana.

The president is directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a term of five years. Any Slovenian citizen can run for President, but can hold only two consecutive terms in office.

The president has no legally guaranteed immunity and may be impeached.

List of presidents of Slovenia

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Parties;   KPS / ZKS   OF   SDP

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
Chairman of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People
1943–1944
1 Josip Vidmar
(1895–1992)
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3 October 1943 19 February 1944 KPS
President of Presidium of the Slovenian People's Liberation Council
1944–1945
Josip Vidmar
(1895–1992)
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19 February 1944 1945 KPS
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
1945–1953
Josip Vidmar
(1895–1992)
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1945 30 January 1953 KPS
renamed in 1952 to ZKS
Presidents of the People's Assembly
1953–1974
2 Ferdo Kozak
(1894–1957)
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30 January 1953 15 December 1953 OF
2 Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
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15 December 1953 9 June 1962 ZKS
3 Vida Tomšič
(1913–1998)
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9 June 1962 25 June 1963 ZKS
5 Ivan Maček
(1908–1993)
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25 June 1963 9 May 1967 ZKS
6 Sergej Kraigher
(1914–2001)
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9 May 1967 1973 ZKS
7 Tone Kropušek
(1928–2017)
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1973 1974 ZKS
8 Marijan Brecelj
(1910–1989)
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1974 9 May 1974 ZKS
Presidents of the Presidency
1974–1991
9 Sergej Kraigher
(1914–2001)
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9 May 1974 23 May 1979 ZKS
10 Viktor Avbelj
(1914–1993)
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23 May 1979 7 May 1984 ZKS
11 France Popit
(1921–2013)
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7 May 1984 6 May 1988 ZKS
12 Janez Stanovnik
(1922–2020)
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6 May 1988 10 May 1990 ZKS
(12) SDP
13 Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
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10 May 1990 23 December 1991 SDP

Republic of Slovenia

Parties;   ZLSD / SD   LDS   Independent

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party Elected
Took office Left office Time in office
Presidents
1991–present
1
Milan Kučan
Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
23 December 199122 December 200210 years, 364 daysSD
Independent
1990
1992
1997
2
Janez Drnovšek
Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
22 December 200223 December 20075 years, 1 dayLDS
Independent
2002
3
Danilo Türk
Danilo Türk
(born 1952)
23 December 200722 December 20124 years, 365 daysIndependent
SD
2007
4
Borut Pahor
Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
22 December 2012Incumbent9 years, 265 daysSD
Independent
2012
2017

Latest election

Main article: 2017 Slovenian presidential election

See also

References

  1. ^ "IG.com Pay Check". IG.