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Municipalities Of Slovenia
SLOVENIA is divided into 212 municipalities (_občine_, singular – _občina _), of which 11 have urban status. Municipalities are further divided into local communities and districts. Slovene is an official language of all the municipalities. Hungarian is a second official language of 3 municipalities in Prekmurje : Dobrovnik/Dobronak, Hodoš/Hodos and Lendava/Lendva. Italian is a second official language of 4 municipalities (of which one has urban status) in the Slovene Littoral : Ankaran/Ancarano, Izola/Isola, Koper/Capodistria and Piran/Pirano. In the EU statistics the municipalities of Slovenia are classified as "local administrative unit 2" (LAU 2), below 58 Administrative units (_upravne enote_) which are LAU 1. CONTENTS * 1 English names * 2 List of Slovenian municipalities * 3 City municipalities * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ENGLISH NAMESThe Slovene names have the word "Občina" in front, e.g
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Slovenia
Coordinates : 46°07′N 14°49′E / 46.117°N 14.817°E / 46.117; 14.817 Republic of Slovenia _Republika Slovenija_ (Slovene ) _ Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Zdravljica _ _A Toast_ Location of Slovenia (dark green) – in Europe
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Politics Of Slovenia
The POLITICS OF SLOVENIA takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic , whereby the Prime Minister of Slovenia is the head of government , and of a multi-party system . Executive power is exercised by the Government of Slovenia . Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly and in minor part in the National Council . The judiciary of Slovenia is independent of the executive and the legislature. CONTENTS * 1 Political developments * 2 Constitution * 3 Executive branch * 4 Legislative branch * 5 Political parties and elections * 6 Administrative divisions * 7 International organization participation * 8 References * 9 External links POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS _ This article needs to be UPDATED. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information
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Constitution Of Slovenia
The CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (Slovene : Ustava Republike Slovenije) is the fundamental law of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
. CONTENTS * 1 Writing and amendments * 2 Contents * 3 References * 4 External links WRITING AND AMENDMENTSPreparation of the document began in August 1987 in the Slovene Writers\' Association , and after the DEMOS coalition won the majority in the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
in April 1990, continued in the Assembly. The large part of the work was completed at Podvin Castle near Radovljica in August 1990 under the leadership of the lawyer Peter Jambrek . The Constitution
Constitution
was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia
on 23 December 1991
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Constitutional Court Of Slovenia
The CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SLOVENIA (in Slovene : Ustavno sodišče Republike Slovenije, US RS) is a special court established by the Slovenian Constitution
Constitution
. Since its inception, the Court has been located in the city of Ljubljana
Ljubljana
. CONTENTS * 1 Jurisdiction * 2 Procedures * 3 Landmark decisions * 4 Judges * 4.1 Former judges * 5 See also * 6 External links JURISDICTIONMost powers of the Constitutional Court are explicitly determined by the Constitution
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President Of Slovenia
The office of PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (Slovene : Predsednik Republike Slovenije) was established on 23 December 1991, when the National Assembly 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
President
is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Slovenian Armed Forces . The office of the President
President
is the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana . The President
President
of Slovenia
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
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Borut Pahor
BORUT PAHOR (Slovene pronunciation: ; born 2 November 1963) is a Slovenian politician serving as President of Slovenia since December 2012. He was Prime Minister from November 2008 to February 2012. A longtime president of the Social Democrats party, Pahor served several terms as a member of the National Assembly and was its chairman from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, Pahor was elected as member of the European Parliament . Following the victory of the Social Democrats in the 2008 parliamentary election , Pahor was appointed as Prime Minister. In September 2011, Pahor's government lost a confidence vote amidst an economic crisis and political tensions. He continued to serve as the pro tempore Prime Minister until he was replaced by Janez Janša in February 2012. In June 2012, he announced he would run for the largely ceremonial office of President of Slovenia
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Prime Minister Of Slovenia
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. Unlike the President of the Republic of Slovenia , who is directly elected, the Prime Minister is appointed by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia , and must control a majority there in order to govern
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Miro Cerar
MIROSLAV CERAR JR. (Slovene pronunciation: , known as MIRO CERAR ; born 25 August 1963) is a Slovenian lawyer and politician who has been the 10th Prime Minister of Slovenia since 18 September 2014. With a non-political background and as one who was relatively new to politics at the time of his appointment as Prime Minister, Cerar leads the centrist Modern Centre Party
Modern Centre Party
, formerly named eponymously the Party of Miro Cerar
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Government Of Slovenia
The GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (Slovene : Vlada Republike Slovenije) exercises executive authority in Slovenia
Slovenia
pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of Slovenia. It is also the highest administrative authority in Slovenia. The government carries out the country’s domestic and foreign policy, shaped by the National Assembly ; it directs and co-ordinates the work of government institutions and bears full responsibility for everything occurring within the authority of executive power. The government, headed by the Prime Minister , thus represents the political leadership of the country and makes decisions in the name of the whole executive power
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Slovenian Parliament
The SLOVENIAN PARLIAMENT (Slovene : Slovenski parlament) is the informal designation of the general representative body of the Slovenian nation and the legislative body of the Republic of Slovenia. According to the Constitution of Slovenia
Slovenia
, the general representative body of the Slovenian nation is the National Assembly . The general public in Slovenia
Slovenia
often refer to the National Assembly alone as the Slovenian Parliament. However, the National Council , the representative body of basic social groups, also performs a further, if minor, part of the legislative function. The opinions of experts and of the general Slovenian public on whether the Slovenian Parliament
Slovenian Parliament
is bicameral or unicameral differ, although most consider it to be incompletely bicameral
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National Council (Slovenia)
The NATIONAL COUNCIL (Slovene : Državni svet) is according to the Constitution of Slovenia
Slovenia
the representative of social, economic, professional and local interest groups in Slovenia
Slovenia
and has a legislative function working as a corrective mechanism of the National Assembly , although it does not itself pass acts. It may be regarded as the upper house , but the bicameralism is distinctively incomplete. The council has 40 members: 22 representatives of local interests, six representatives of non-commercial activities, four representatives of employers, four of employees and four representatives of farmers, crafts, trades and independent professionals. It is not elected directly by the population, but meant to represent different interest groups in the country. The councillors are elected for a five-year term. The current President of the National Council is Mitja Bervar from 12 December 2012
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National Assembly (Slovenia)
GOVERNMENT (52) Modern Centre Party
Modern Centre Party
(35) Democratic Party of Pensioners (11) Social Democrats (6) OPPOSITION (38) Slovenian Democratic Party (19) The Left (5) New Slovenia (5) Group of Independent Deputies (4) Ethnic minorities (2) Independent Deputy (2) ELECTIONS VOTING SYSTEM
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Judiciary Of Slovenia
The judiciary in Slovenia
Slovenia
is one of the three constitutional branches of government and is independent of the other two. Judges enjoy a permanent mandate and are appointed by the National Assembly (Slovene : Državni zbor) after they have been nominated by the Judicial Council (Sodni svet), which itself is not part of the judicial branch of the government. All lawyers practicing before the courts must have passed a special state examination after they have finished their legal studies and completed a training period at a court or a practicing advocate. Judges are usually not chosen from practicing lawyers but rather they follow a training at a court as one of the judicial officials. The judicial system comprises several types of courts and is hierarchically divided in three instances
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Court Of Audit Of Slovenia
The COURT OF AUDIT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (in Slovene : Računsko sodišče Republike Slovenije) is the highest body for supervising state accounts, the state budget and all public spending in Slovenia
Slovenia
. The Constitution of Slovenia
Slovenia
further provides that the Court of Audit is independent in the performance of its duties and bound by the Constitution and law. The Court of Audit Act also defines that the acts with which Court of Audit exercises its powers of audit cannot be challenged before the courts or other state bodies. CONTENTS * 1 The Position of the Court of Audit * 2 Powers of the Court of Audit * 3 Organisation of the Court of Audit * 4 Strategy of the Court of Audit * 5 References * 6 External links THE POSITION OF THE COURT OF AUDITThe Court of Audit cannot be categorized within any of the three branches of power, legislative, executive or judicial
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