Slovenian parliamentary election, 2008

Slovenian parliamentary election, 2008

__NOEDITSECTION__Infobox Election
election_name = Slovenian parliamentary election, 2008
country = Slovenia
type = parliamentary
ongoing = no
previous_election = Slovenian parliamentary election, 2004
previous_year = 2004
next_election = Slovenian parliamentary election, 2012
next_year = 2012
seats_for_election = All 90 seats to the National Assembly
election_date = 21 September 2008


leader1 = Borut Pahor
party1 = Social Democrats (Slovenia)
leaders_seat1 =
last_election1 = 10 seats
(14)
seats1 = 29
seat_change1 = +19
(+15)
popular_vote1 = 320,248
percentage1 = 30.45


leader2 = Janez Janša
party2 = Slovenian Democratic Party
leaders_seat2 =
last_election2 = 29 seats
seats2 = 28
seat_change2 = –1
popular_vote2 = 307,735
percentage2 = 29.26


leader4 = Gregor Golobič
party4 = Zares
leaders_seat4 =
last_election4 = 0 seats new party
(6)
seats4 = 9
seat_change4 = +9
(+3)
popular_vote4 = 98,526
percentage4 = 9.37


leader5 = Karl Erjavec
party5 = Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
leaders_seat5 =
last_election5 = 5
seats5 = 7
seat_change5 = +2
popular_vote5 = 78,353
percentage5 = 7.45
title = PM
before_election = Janez Janša
before_party = Slovenian Democratic Party
after_election =
after_party =

Parliamentary elections for the 90 deputies to the National Assembly of Slovenia were held on 21 September 2008.cite web |url=http://volitve.gov.si/dz2008/en/index.html |title= Republic of Slovenia Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2008 |accessdate=2008-09-21 |publisher=Ministry of Public Administration] 17 parties filed to run in the election, including all nine parliamentary parties. [cite web|url=http://volitve.gov.si/dz2008/kandidati/seznam_list.html |title=Seznam kandidatov in kandidatk po listah |publisher=Ministry of Public Administration |accessdate=2008-09-21 |accessdate=2008-09-21] The election was won by the Social Democrats (SD). They are expected to form a government together with Zares, Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) and Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS). [http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/09/22/slovenia.elections.ap/index.html]

Exit polls

According to exit polls, conducted by the Interstat agency for Radiotelevizija Slovenija, Social Democrats (SD) won the most votes, 32.02%. Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) finished second with 28.04%. Other parties followed: Zares 10.05%, Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) 6.74%, Slovenian National Party (SNS) 5.58%, Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) 5.21%, and Slovenian People's Party (SLS) with Youth Party of Slovenia (SMS) 4.28%. New Slovenia (NSi) and Lipa, the parliamentary parties before the elections, did not reach the 4% limit. [http://www.rtvslo.si/modload.php?&c_mod=rnews&op=sections&func=read&c_menu=42&c_id=183196]

According to exit polls, conducted by the Mediana agency for POP TV, the results are following: SD 31.5%, SDS 27.7%, Zares 9.7%, DeSUS 7.6%, LDS 6.1%, SNS 5.8%, SLS-SMS 4.2%. The margin was not reached by NSi (2.6%) and Lipa (2.3%). [http://volitve.24ur.com/clanek/v-zivo-zmagovalka-volitev-je-sd.html]

Opinion polling

Results

Reactions

International reactions

See also

*Patria case

References


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