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The Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Session of the GovernmentThe Government of the Republic of Slovenia is a body with executive power and is the highest body of the state administration. It determines, guides, and coordinates the implementation of state policies in accordance with the Constitution and with laws and other general acts passed by the National Assembly. As the highest body of the state administration, it passes regulations and adopts legal, political, economic, financial, organisational and similar measures for regulating areas within the state's jurisdiction. Its function in the area of legislative initiatives includes proposing laws to be passed by the National Assembly, the state budget, national programmes and other acts with which political directions for individual areas within the state’s competence are determined. With regard to the EU, the Government represents the Republic of Slovenia and makes submissions to EU institutions.

The Government functions as a cabinet led by a Prime Minister. The Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and ministers. Ministers head ministries and determine political guidelines for their operation. The number of ministers is not determined in advance, and every government coalition decides on the number according to its needs and political goals. The current (eighth) Government of the Republic of Slovenia consists of seventeen ministers, including two ministers without portfolio, and the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister-elect is proposed to the National Assembly by the President of the Republic after discussions with representatives of the parliamentary deputy groups. If his proposal is not elected in the first ballot, the President can nominate the same candidate again or a new one, while the Prime Minister-elect can also be proposed by deputy groups or at least ten deputies. The Prime Minister-elect then puts forward nominations to the Government, and ministerial candidates are required to present themselves to the relevant Committees in the National Assembly, which then vote on their suitability. The National Assembly then approves the ministers with a simple majority.


Members of the Slovenian Government

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Date: 28.12.2007