Prime Minister of Slovenia

President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Vlade Republike Slovenije
Flag of the Prime Minister of Slovenia.svg
Marjan Šarec in Logatec 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Marjan Šarec

Nominated on August 8, 2018 (by MPs)
Elected by the NA on August 17, 2018

Took office on September 13, 2018
(after election of the 13th Government of Slovenia)
Government of Slovenia
Office of the Prime Minister
Style Mr. Prime Minister or President of the Government
Slovene: Gospod predsednik vlade (formal)
Mr. President
Slovene: Gospod predsednik (informal)
His Excellency
Slovene: Njegova ekscelenca (in international correspondence and abroad only)
Type Head of Government
Member of Government of Slovenia
European Council (EU)
Euro summit (EU)
National Security Council

also:
North Atlantic Council (NATO)
Reports to National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia
Residence None
Seat Gregorčičeva 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
also: Predsedniška palača
Nominator President of the Republic
or MPs (second and third round of election only)
Appointer National Assembly
Term length No term limit.
Serves at the pleasure of the National Assembly. After parliamentary election, resignation, removal from the office or impeachment, PM remains in office and leads caretaker government until new government is elected.
Constituting instrument Constitution of Slovenia
Precursor President of the Executive Council of the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia
Inaugural holder Lojze Peterle as President of the Executive Council until 23 December 2019, then as President of the Government
Formation May 16, 1990 (de facto, following first democratic election)
December 23, 1991 (de jure, following adoption of the current Constitution)
Unofficial names Premier
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister
(not an official office, held by one or more members of government/ministers)
Salary 5.419,54 monthly (basic salary)
Website www.vlada.si/predsednik_vlade/

There have been eight Prime Ministers of Slovenia, officially President of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene: Predsednik Vlade Republike Slovenije), since the country gained parliamentary democracy in 1989 and independence in 1991.

The Prime Minister is nominated by the President after consultation with the parties represented in the National Assembly. He is then formally elected by a simple majority of the National Assembly. If no candidate receives a majority, a new vote must be held within 14 days. If no candidate receives a majority after this round, the President must dissolve the legislature and call new parliamentary elections unless the National Assembly agrees to hold a third round. If no candidate is elected after a third round, then the legislature is automatically dissolved pending new elections.

In practice, since the Prime Minister must command a majority of the National Assembly in order to govern, he or she is usually the leader of the majority party in the National Assembly or the leader of the senior partner in the governing coalition. The National Assembly can only withdraw its support from a Prime Minister by way of a constructive vote of no confidence–that is, a motion of no confidence is of no effect unless a prospective successor has the support of a majority. The Prime Minister is also President of the National Security Council.

List of Prime Ministers of Slovenia

Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Parties

Conservatives:

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party King of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
(reign)
Took office Left office Days
1 Josip pogacnik.jpg Jožef Pogačnik (Knight)
(1866–1932)
31 October 1918 20 January 1919 81 Slovene People's Party (SLS)
Peter I
Peter I Karadjordjevic of Serbia.jpg

(1 December 1918–16 August 1921)

Socialist Republic of Slovenia

Parties
No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
Prime Ministers
1945–1953
1 Boris Kidrič
(1912–1953)
Boris Kidrič (1).jpg 5 May 1945 June 1946 Communist Party of Slovenia
2 Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
Miha Marinko (2).jpg June 1946 1953 Communist Party of Slovenia
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists of Slovenia
Presidents of the Executive Council
1953–1991
Miha Marinko
(1900–1983)
Miha Marinko (2).jpg 1953 15 December 1953 League of Communists of Slovenia
3 Boris Kraigher
(1914–1967)
Boris Kraigher 1958 (2).jpg 15 December 1953 25 June 1962 League of Communists of Slovenia
4 Viktor Avbelj
(1914–1993)
Viktor Avbelj 1961.jpg 25 June 1962 1965 League of Communists of Slovenia
5 Janko Smole
(1921–2010)
Janko Smole 1965 Crop.jpg 1965 1967 League of Communists of Slovenia
6 Stane Kavčič
(1919–1987)
Stane Kavčič 1968.jpg 1967 27 November 1972 League of Communists of Slovenia
7 Andrej Marinc
(born 1930)
Andrej Marinc.jpg 27 November 1972 April 1978 League of Communists of Slovenia
8 Anton Vratuša
(1915–2017)
Anton Vratuša.jpg April 1978 July 1980 League of Communists of Slovenia
9 Janez Zemljarič
(born 1928)
Janez Zemljarič (1).jpg July 1980 23 May 1984 League of Communists of Slovenia
10 Dušan Šinigoj
(born 1933)
No image.png 23 May 1984 16 May 1990 League of Communists of Slovenia
(10) Party of Democratic Renewal

Republic of Slovenia

Parties

Christian democrats:

Liberals:

Conservatives:

Social democrats:


# Prime Minister Term of office Government National
Assembly
President of the Republic
Political party Took office Left Office Time in office Coalition
1 Lojze Peterle 2006-12-14.jpg Lojze Peterle
(born 1948)
16 May 1990 14 May 1992 729 I C
1990
Milan Kučan

8 October 1991 -
22 December 2002
DEMOS SKDSDZSSDZSLSZS
2 Janez Drnovsek.jpg Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
14 May 1992 25 January 1993 2,946 II 1
1992
LDSDSSDSSSSZSZLSD
25 January 1993 27 February 1997 III
LDSSKDSDS (1993–1994)–ZLSD (1993–1996)
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) 27 February 1997 7 June 2000 IV 2
1996
LDSSLSDeSUS
3 Andrej Bajuk.jpg Andrej Bajuk
(1943–2011)
7 June 2000 30 November 2000 176 V
Slovenian People's Party (SLS+SKD)
later New Slovenia (NSi) SLSSKDSDS
(2) Janez Drnovsek.jpg Janez Drnovšek
(1950–2008)
30 November 2000 19 December 2002 749 VI 3
2000
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) LDSSLSDeSUSZLSD
4 Anton Rop
(born 1960)
19 December 2002 3 December 2004 715 VII Janez Drnovšek

22 December 2002 -
23 December 2007
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) LDSSLSDeSUSZLSD
5 Janez Janša
(born 1958)
3 December 2004 21 November 2008 1,449 VIII 4
2004
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) SDSNSiSLSDeSUS
6 Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
21 November 2008 10 February 2012 1,176 IX 5
2008
Danilo Türk

23 December 2007 -
22 December 2012
Social Democrats (SD) SDDeSUS (2008–2011)–LDSZares (2008–2011)
(5) Janez Janša
(born 1958)
10 February 2012 20 March 2013 404 X 6
2011
Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) SDSNSiSLSDeSUSDL
7 Alenka Bratušek
(born 1970)
20 March 2013 18 September 2014 547 XI Borut Pahor

22 December 2012 -
present
Positive Slovenia (PS)
later Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (ZaAB) PSDeSUSDLSDZaAB
8 Miro Cerar 2014-07-13.jpg Miro Cerar
(born 1963)
18 September 2014 13 September 2018 1,456 XII 7
2014
Modern Centre Party (SMC) SMCDeSUSSD
9 Marjan Šarec in Logatec 2017.jpg Marjan Šarec
(born 1977)
13 September 2018 Incumbent 339 XIII 8
2018
List of Marjan Šarec (LMŠ) LMŠSDSMCSABDeSUS

Timeline

Marjan ŠarecMiro CerarAlenka BratušekBorut PahorJanez JanšaAnton RopAndrej BajukJanez DrnovšekLojze PeterleDušan ŠinigojJanez ZemljaričAnton VratušaAndrej MarincStane KavčičJanko SmoleViktor AvbeljBoris KraigherMiha MarinkoBoris Kidrič

Statistics

No. Prime Minister Date of birth Age at inauguration
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of death Longevity
1 Peterle, AlojzAlojz Peterle 5 July 1948(5 July 1948) 41 years, 315 days 1 year, 364 days 43 years, 314 days Living 71 years, 44 days (living)
2 Drnovšek, JanezJanez Drnovšek 17 May 1950(17 May 1950) 41 years, 363 days 10 years, 45 days 52 years, 216 days 23 February 2008 57 years, 282 days
3 Bajuk, AndrejAndrej Bajuk October 18, 1943(18 October 1943) 56 years, 233 days 176 days 57 years, 43 days 16 August 2011 67 years, 302 days
4 Rop, AntonAnton Rop 27 December 1960(27 December 1960) 41 years, 357 days 1 year, 350 days 43 years, 342 days Living 58 years, 234 days (living)
5 Janša, JanezJanez Janša 17 September 1958(17 September 1958) 46 years, 77 days 5 years, 28 days 54 years, 184 days Living 60 years, 335 days (living)
6 Pahor, BorutBorut Pahor 2 November 1963(2 November 1963) 45 years, 19 days 3 years, 81 days 48 years, 100 days Living 55 years, 289 days (living)
7 Bratušek, AlenkaAlenka Bratušek 31 March 1970(31 March 1970) 42 years, 354 days 1 year, 182 days 44 years, 171 days Living 49 years, 140 days (living)
8 Cerar Jr., MiroslavMiroslav Cerar Jr. 25 August 1963(25 August 1963) 51 years, 24 days 3 years, 360 days 55 years, 19 days Living 55 years, 358 days (living)
9 Šarec, MarjanMarjan Šarec 2 December 1977(2 December 1977) 40 years, 285 days 339 days (ongoing) Incumbent Living 41 years, 259 days (living)

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