President of Slovenia

President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
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Borut Pahor 2010.jpg
Incumbent
Borut Pahor

since 22 December 2012
Residence Presidential Palace, Ljubljana
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Milan Kučan
Formation 23 December 1991
Website Official website
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The office of President of the Republic of Slovenia ( Slovene: Predsednik Republike Slovenije) 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.

List of Presidents of Slovenia

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Parties

   KPS/ZKS    SDP    Independent

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)
Josip Vidmar.jpg 3 October 1943 19 February 1944 Communist Party of Slovenia
President of Presidium of the Slovenian People's Liberation Council ( SNOS)
1944–1945
Josip Vidmar
(1895–1992)
Josip Vidmar.jpg 19 February 1944 1945 Communist Party of Slovenia
President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly
1945–1953
Josip Vidmar
(1895–1992)
Josip Vidmar.jpg 1945 March 1953 Communist Party of Slovenia
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists of Slovenia
Presidents of the People's Assembly
1953–1974
2 Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
Miha Marinko 1969.jpg December 1953 1962 League of Communists of Slovenia
3 Vida Tomšič
(1913–1998)
Vida Tomšič 1966.jpg 1962 1963 League of Communists of Slovenia
4 Viktor Avbelj
(1914–1993)
Viktor Avbelj (1).jpg 1963 1965 League of Communists of Slovenia
5 Ivan Maček
(1908–1993)
Ivan Maček.jpg 1965 1967 League of Communists of Slovenia
6 Sergej Kraigher
(1914–2001)
Sergej Kraigher 1969.jpg 1967 1973 League of Communists of Slovenia
7 Tone Kropušek
(1928–2017)
Tone Kropušek.jpg 1973 1974 League of Communists of Slovenia
8 Marijan Brecelj
(1910–1989)
Brecelj Marijan.jpg 1974 1974 League of Communists of Slovenia
Presidents of the Presidency
1974–1991
9 Sergej Kraigher
(1914–2001)
Sergej Kraigher 1969.jpg May 1974 May 1979 League of Communists of Slovenia
10 Viktor Avbelj
(1914–1993)
Viktor Avbelj (1).jpg May 1979 7 May 1982 League of Communists of Slovenia
11 France Popit
(1921–2013)
France Popit 1969.jpg 7 May 1982 May 1988 League of Communists of Slovenia
12 Janez Stanovnik
(1922–)
StanovnikJanez.jpg May 1988 10 May 1990 League of Communists of Slovenia
(12) Party of Democratic Renewal
13 Milan Kučan
(1941–)
Milan Kucan.jpg 10 May 1990 23 December 1991 Independent

Republic of Slovenia

   LDS/ GPR    SD    Independent

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Elected Term of office Political Affiliation
Presidents
1991–present
1 Milan Kučan
(1941–)
Milan Kucan.jpg 1990
1992
1997
23 December 1991 22 December 2002 Independent
2 Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
Janez Drnovsek.jpg 2002 22 December 2002 23 December 2007 Liberal Democracy of Slovenia
(until 2006)
Movement for Justice and Development
(from 2006)
3 Danilo Türk
(1952–)
Danilo Türk - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010 cropped.jpg 2007 23 December 2007 22 December 2012 Independent
4 Borut Pahor
(1963–)
Borut Pahor 2010.jpg 2012 22 December 2012 Incumbent Social Democrats
(4) 2017 Independent
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