President of Slovenia

head of state

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

President of the Republic of Slovenia
Predsednik Republike Slovenije
Nataša Pirc Musar

since 23 December 2022
Office of the President of the Republic
StyleMr. President
Slovene: Gospod predsednik
His Excellency
Slovene: Njegova ekscelenca (in international correspondence and abroad only)
TypeHead of state
Member ofNational Security Council (upon invitation of the Prime Minister)
Reports toPeople of Slovenia
also: National Assembly
SeatPresidential Palace, Ljubljana
NominatorPolitical party with signatures of 3 MPs or 3000 voters or
5000 voters
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution
PrecursorPresident of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia and Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia (as collective organ)
Inaugural holderMilan Kučan, as President of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia until 23 December 1991, then as President of the Republic
FormationMay 10, 1990 (de facto, following first democratic elections)
December 23, 1991 (de jure, under current Constitution)
Successionby Speaker of the National Assembly
Unofficial namesPredsednik države
Deputyde jure None
de facto Speaker of the National Assembly
Salary 5.419,54 monthly (basic salary)
WebsiteOfficial website

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Parties;   KPS/ZKS   SDP   Independent

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No. Name
Portrait Elected Term of office Political affiliation
1 Milan Kučan
(born 1941)
23 December 1991 22 December 2002 Independent
2 Janez Drnovšek
  2002 22 December 2002 23 December 2007 LDS
(2) Independent
3 Danilo Türk
(born 1952)
  2007 23 December 2007 22 December 2012 Independent
4 Borut Pahor
(born 1963)
  2012 22 December 2012 23 December 2022 SD
(4) 2017 Independent
5 Nataša Pirc Musar
(born 1968)
  2022 23 December 2022 Incumbent Independent

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