First Female President of Slovenia: Natasa Pirc Musar, a lawyer on November 13, 2022 won the second round of the Slovenian presidential election, making her the first woman to hold the office. According to figures from the election commission based on 99 percent of the ballots counted, Natasa Pirc Musar, age 54, won 53.86 percent of the vote in the runoff, while her opponent, right-wing politician and former foreign minister Andze Logar, managed to have 46.14 percent of the vote.
First Female President of Slovenia: Key Points
- Borut Pahor, who has been involved in politics for 30 years, will be replaced by the new president of Slovenia, a member of the EU and NATO.
- Borut Pohar, because of his use of the social media platform, a former fashion model who served two terms of five years, is frequently referred to as the Instagram President.
- The new president, Natasa Pirc Musar, a former TV representative who later became a lawyer, ran on a platform emphasising social welfare, the rule of law, and human rights.
- In contrast, her opponent, Logar, is a supporter of the right-wing Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), which is led by the late Prime Minister Janez Jansa and which was defeated in the April parliamentary vote by the pro-environment Freedom Movement of Rober Golub.
President of Slovenia: All you need to know
- The head of state for the Republic of Slovenia is the President. The National Assembly adopted a new Constitution on December 23, 1991, as a result of the country’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- As per the Constitution, the President is the state’s highest representative. In reality, the presidency is largely ceremonial.
- But in addition to other duties, the President also serves as the military’s supreme commander in Slovenia.
- Slovenia’s president is directly elected by all eligible voters for a five-year term.
- Any citizen of Slovenia may run for president, however they are limited to two terms in a row.
President of Slovenia: Who is Natasa Pirc Musar?
- Natasa Pirc Musar is a Slovenian lawyer, author of books, former information commissioner, journalist, and past leader of Slovenia’s Red Cross.
- In high-profile court cases, in which she defended Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born client, the Social Democrats Political Party of Slovenia, and other noteworthy clients, Musar is most recognised for her decisions and books on freedom of information.
- Natasa Pirc Musar declared her candidacy for president of Slovenia in the 2022 presidential elections on June 23, 2022. She was the first to declare her intention to run for president and has backed previous Slovenian leaders.
About Slovenia: History, Geography, Currency and Religion
- Slovenia is a Central European nation famous for its lakes, ski resorts, and mountains.
- The town of Bled is located on Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, and it is home to a mediaeval castle perched on a cliffside.
- In the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, baroque facades coexist with Joe Plenik’s landmark Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), which crosses the Ljubljanica River’s sharp bend.
A minority joined Italy, Slovenes, Serbs, and Croats founded Yugoslavia in 1918.
In 1945, Slovenia became a sovereign state and a part of Yugoslavia. In June 1991, Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia, and it is currently a NATO member of the European Union.
The sub-Mediterranean, Alpine, and continental climatic types can all be found in Slovenia. The sub-Mediterranean climate type has an average annual temperature of 12°C, ranging from 8°C to 1°C in Slovenia’s lower central areas to 0°C in its highest peaks.
The euro is Slovenia’s official currency.
Christianity, especially the Catholic Church, the largest Christian denomination in Slovenia, is the country’s main religion. Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism are other Christian denominations with sizable populations in the nation (Lutheranism).