Nov. 12, 2017 Held


Republic of Slovenia

Election for Slovenian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:716,826
Valid Votes:707,977
Invalid Votes:8,849

Vote Share by Candidate:

Borut PAHOR375,106


Marjan Sarec332,871

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

Slovenia: President, 22 October 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Slovenia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Borut PAHOR (since 22 December 2012)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Miro CERAR (since 18 September 2014)
  • Assembly: Bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Council (Drzavni Svet) with 40 seats and the National Assembly (Drzavni Zbor) with 90 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is directly elected by an absolute majority popular vote, in 2 rounds if needed, for a 5-year term.

Last Election:

  • The first round of the 2014 Slovenian presidential election occurred 22 October 2017. Borut PAHOR received 355,117 votes for 35.2% of the vote, followed by Marjan Šarec with 186,235 votes and 24.76%. No one receieved the votes necessary to win in the first round, leading to this round.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Borut PAHOR
    • Independent
  • Marjan ŠAREC
    • Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,972,126
  • Registered Voters: 1,713,067 (2014)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 1,011,347
  • Is Slovenia a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Slovenia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (6 July 1992)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 36
  • Human Development Index Position: 25
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

Disability Data:

  • Is Slovenia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Slovenia ratified CRPD: Yes (24 April 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 297,512
Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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