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Slovenian presidential election 2017 Results Voting Live Dates Opinion Exit Poll

Slovenian presidential election Dates 2017

Slovenian presidential election Date: 22 October 2017

Presidential elections will be held in Slovenia on 22 October 2017. A potential run-off will be held at latest 21 days after the first round.

Slovenian presidential election Voting Live 2017

  1. The incumbent president Borut Pahor announced his intention to run for a second term in December 2016. A member of Social Democrats, he later stated he intends to run as an independent candidate. Pahor is seen as a clear frontrunner to win the election.
  2. Milan Jazbec, Slovenian Ambassador to Macedonia, announced he would run as an independent candidate. Jazbec stated that his decision was based on a promised to the late Slovenian statesman France Bučar, that he would become actively involved with national politics.
  3. Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, a former member of the National Assembly and the president of Slovenian National Party, announced he would run for office for the third time. Jelinčič previously ran in the 2002 election, where he finished 3rd with 8.49 % of the vote, and in the 2007 election, where he finished 4th – but with a significantly higher vote share, at 19.16 %

Electoral system of Slovenia

Under Slovenian Election Law, candidates for president require support of either:

  • 10 members of the National Assembly,
  • one or more political parties and either 3 members of the National Assembly or 3,000 voters,
  • or 5,000 voters.

Each political party can support only one candidate. In the election, the president is elected with a majority of the vote. If no candidate receives more than half of votes, the top two candidates meet in the second round of election


Candidates for Slovenian presidential election

The incumbent president Borut Pahor announced his intention to run for a second term in December 2016. A member of Social Democrats, he later stated he intends to run as an independent candidate. Pahor is seen as a clear frontrunner to win the election.

Milan Jazbec, Slovenian Ambassador to Macedonia, announced he would run as an independent candidate. Jazbec stated that his decision was based on a promised to the late Slovenian statesman France Bučar, that he would become actively involved with national politics.

Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, a former member of the National Assembly and the president of Slovenian National Party, announced he would run for office for the third time. Jelinčič previously ran in the 2002 election, where he finished 3rd with 8.49 % of the vote, and in the 2007 election, where he finished 4th – but with a significantly higher vote share, at 19.16 %.

Marjan Šarec, mayor of Kamnik, announced his candidacy in May. Before entering politics and serving two terms as a mayor, Šarec, who graduated from acting, was best known as a comedian. During his acting career, he imitated several famous people, including the second president of Slovenia, Janez Drnovšek. Nevertheless, Šarec stated his candidacy would be completely serious, as he took a break from his stage personas when he was elected mayor. Criticizing Pahor for treating the presidential function as a celebrity, Šarec is viewed as a potentially strong candidate.Backed by his party Lista Marjana Šarca – Naprej Kamnik, Šarec successfully collected the required 3000 votes of support.

In early August, Ljudmila Novak of New Slovenia announced her candidacy, as the first candidate supported by a major political party, Novak officially submitted the candidacy on 8 September. In September, the Modern Centre Partyannounced that their candidate will be Maja Makovec Brenčič, the minister of education, science, and sport, while the Slovenian Democratic Party announced the member of European Parliament Romana Tomc as their candidate.

Some people announced their candidacies with support of non-parliamentary political parties, including Boris Popovič, mayor of Koper (backed by his party Slovenija za vedno), retired headmistress of an elementary school Angelca Likovič (backed by the party Glas za otroke in družine), and sociologost Luj Šprohar (backed by Liberal Democracy of Slovenia).

Other people that announced their intention to run for office, including Milan Robič, Jožef Jarh, Ludvik Poljanec, Aleš Cepič, a comedian Žiga Papež, singers Damjan Murko and Dominik Kozarič, poet, dramatist, and actor Andrej Rozman – Roza ,and sociologist Valerija Korošec.


Slovenia Parties and leaders

  • Modern Centre Party (36)
  • Slovenian Democratic Party (21)
  • Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (10)
  • United Left (6)
  • Social Democrats (6)
  • New Slovenia (5)
  • Alliance of Alenka Bratušek (4)


    Slovenia past election results

 Results of the 2012 Slovenian presidential election

 

Candidate

First round

Second round

 

Votes

%

Votes

%

 

Borut Pahor

326,006

39.87

478,859

67.37

 

Danilo Türk

293,429

35.88

231,971

32.63

 

Milan Zver

198,337

24.25

 

 

Total valid votes

817,772

98.69

710,830

97.95

 

Invalid/blank votes

10,852

1.31

14,870

3.05

 

Total

828,624

100

725,700

100

 

Registered voters/turnout

1,711,779

48.41

1,711,097

 

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