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    Slovenia Government 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name
      conventional long form: Republic of Slovenia
      conventional short form : Slovenia
      local long form: Republika Slovenije
      local short form: Slovenija

      Data code SI

      Government type emerging democracy

      National capital Ljubljana

      Administrative divisions 136 municipalities (obcine, singular - obcina) and 11 urban municipalities*(obcine mestne, singular - obcina mestna) Ajdovscina, Beltinci, Bled, Bohinj,Borovnica, Bovec, Brda, Brezice, Brezovica, Cankova-Tisina, Celje*, Cerkljena Gorenjskem, Cerknica, Cerkno, Crensovci, Crna na Koroskem, Crnomelj, Destrnik-TrnovskaVas, Divaca, Dobrepolje, Dobrova-Horjul-Polhov Gradec, Dol pri Ljubljani,Domzale, Dornava, Dravograd, Duplek, Gorenja Vas-Poljane, Gorisnica, GornjaRadgona, Gornji Grad, Gornji Petrovci, Grosuplje, Hodos Salovci, Hrastnik,Hrpelje-Kozina, Idrija, Ig, Ilirska Bistrica, Ivancna Gorica, Izola, Jesenice,Jursinci, Kamnik, Kanal, Kidricevo, Kobarid, Kobilje, Kocevje, Komen, Koper*,Kozje, Kranj*, Kranjska Gora, Krsko, Kungota, Kuzma, Lasko, Lenart, Lendava,Litija, Ljubljana*, Ljubno, Ljutomer, Logatec, Loska Dolina, Loski Potok,Luce, Lukovica, Majsperk, Maribor*, Medvode, Menges, Metlika, Mezica, Miren-Kostanjevica,Mislinja, Moravce, Moravske Toplice, Mozirje, Murska Sobota*, Muta, Naklo,Nazarje, Nova Gorica*, Novo Mesto*, Odranci, Ormoz, Osilnica, Pesnica, Piran,Pivka, Podcetrtek, Podvelka-Ribnica, Postojna, Preddvor, Ptuj*, Puconci, Race-Fram,Radece, Radenci, Radlje ob Dravi, Radovljica, Ravne-Prevalje, Ribnica, Rogasevci,Rogaska Slatina, Rogatec, Ruse, Semic, Sencur, Sentilj, Sentjernej, Sentjurpri Celju, Sevnica, Sezana, Skocjan, Skofja Loka, Skofljica, Slovenj Gradec*,Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenske Konjice, Smarje pri Jelsah, Smartno ob Paki,Sostanj, Starse Store, Sveti Jurij, Tolmin, Trbovlje, Trebnje, Trzic, Turnisce,Velenje*, Velike Lasce, Videm, Vipava, Vitanje, Vodice Vojnik, Vrhnika, Vuzenica,Zagorje ob Savi, Zalec, Zavrc, Zelezniki, Ziri, Zrece

      Independence 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

      National holiday National Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)

      Constitution adopted 23 December 1991, effective 23 December 1991

      Legal system based on civil law system

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal (16 years of age, if employed)

      Executive branch
      chief of state: President Milan KUCAN (since 22 April 1990)
      head of government: Prime Minister Janez DRNOVSEK (since 14 May 1992)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers nominated by the prime minister and elected bythe National Assembly
      elections : president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election lastheld 6 December 1992 (next to be held NA 1997); following National Assemblyelections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of a majority coalitionis usually nominated to become prime minister by the president and electedby the National Assembly; election last held NA November 1996 (next to beheld NA November 2000)
      election results: Milan KUCAN elected president; percent of vote - 63.9%; Janez DRNOVSEKelected prime minister; percent of National Assembly vote - 51%

      Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly or Drzavni Zbor (90 seats, 40 are directlyelected and 50 are selected on a proportional basis; note - the numbers ofdirectly elected and proportionally elected seats varies with each election;members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections : National Assembly - last held 10 November 1996 (next to be held Fall2000)
      election results: percent of vote by party - LDS 27.01%, SLS 19.38%, SDS 16.13%, SKD 9.62%,ZLDS 9.03%, DeSUS 4.32%, SNS 3.22%; seats by party - LDS 25, SLS 19, SDS 16,SKD 10, ZLSD 9, DeSUS 5, SNS 4, Hungarian minority 1, Italian minority 1;note - seating as of January 1997 is as follows: LDS 25, SLS 19, SDS 16, SKD9, ZLSD 9, DeSUS 5, SNS 4, Hungarian minority 1, Italian minority 1, independents1
      note: the National Council or Drzavni Svet is an advisory body with limitedlegislative powers; it may propose laws and ask to review any National Assemblydecisions; in the election of 6 December 1992, 40 members were elected torepresent local, professional, and socioeconomic interests (next electionto be held in the fall of 1997)

      Judicial branch Supreme Court, judges are elected by the National Assembly on recommendationof the Judicial Council; Constitutional Court, judges elected for nine-yearterms by the National Assembly and nominated by the president

      Political parties and leaders Liberal Democratic or LDS [Janez DRNOVSEK, chairman]; Slovene ChristianDemocrats or SKD [Lozje PETERLE, chairman]; Social Democratic Party of Sloveniaor SDS [Janez JANSA, chairman]; Slovene People's Party or SLS [Marjan PODOBNIK,chairman]; United List (former Communists and allies) or ZLSD [Janez KOCIJANCIC,chairman]; Slovene National Party or SNS [Zmago JELINCIC, chairman]; DemocraticParty of Retired (Persons) of Slovenia or DeSUS [Joze GLOBACNIK]

      Political pressure groups and leaders none

      International organization participation CCC, CE, CEI, EBRD, ECE, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFC,IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Intelsat (nonsignatory user), Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer),ISO, ITU, NACC (observer), NAM (guest), OSCE, PCA, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO,UNIDO, UPU, WEU (associate partner), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission : Ambassador Ernest PETRIC
      chancery: 1525 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
      telephone: [1] (202) 667-5363
      FAX: [1] (202) 667-4563
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Victor JACKOVICH
      embassy: address NA, Ljubljana
      mailing address: P.O. Box 254, Prazakova 4, 61000 Ljubljana; American Embassy, Ljubljana,Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-7140
      telephone : [386] (61) 301-427, 472, 485
      FAX: [386] (61) 301-401

      Flag description three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red with theSlovenian seal (a shield with the image of Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak,in white against a blue background at the center, beneath it are two wavyblue lines depicting seas and rivers, and above it, there are three six-sidedstars arranged in an inverted triangle which are taken from the coat of armsof the Counts of Celje, the great Slovene dynastic house of the late 14thand early 15th centuries); the seal is located in the upper hoist side ofthe flag centered in the white and blue bands

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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