President of Slovenia


President of Slovenia

The function of President of the Republic of Slovenia ( _sl. Predsednik Republike Slovenije) was established on 23 December 1991, when the National Assembly of Slovenia passed a new constitution as a result of independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Although entrusted with limited power by the constitution, in practice the position is mostly ceremonial. Among other things the President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The President of Slovenia is directly elected by universal adult suffrage once every five years. Any Slovenian citizen can run for President, but can hold only two consecutive terms in office.

Leaders of Slovenia (1943-Present)

Socialist Republic of Slovenia (1943-1991)

Chairman of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People

*Josip Vidmar (3 October 1943 - 19 February 1944)


=President of Presidium of Slovenian People's Liberation Council (SNOS)=

*Josip Vidmar (19 February 1944 - 1945)

President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly

*Josip Vidmar (1945 - March 1953)

Presidents of the People's Assembly

*Miha Marinko (December 1953 - 1962)
*Vida Tomšič (1962 - 1963)
*Viktor Avbelj (1963 - 1965)
*Ivan Maček (1965 - 1967)
*Sergej Kraigher (1967 - 1973)
*Tone Kropušek (1973 - 1974)
*Marjan Brecelj (1974)

Presidents of the Presidency

*Sergej Kraigher (May 1974 - May 1979)
*Viktor Avbelj (May 1979 - 7 May 1982)
*France Popit (7 May 1982 - May 1988)
*Janez Stanovnik (May 1988 - 10 May 1990)
*Milan Kučan (10 May 1990 - 23 December 1991)

Republic of Slovenia (1991-Present)

Presidents

External links

* [http://www.up-rs.si/ Official site of the President of the Republic of Slovenia]


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