Slovenia's Elections - A Look Back
Ljubljana, 15 September - 73.7 percent of Slovene citizens eligible to vote went to the polls in the parliamentary elections of 1996, when seven parties managed to secure seats in the 90-seat Parliament. The Liberal Democracy of Slovenia (LDS) secured 25 seats, the Slovene People's Party (SLS) 19 seats, the Slovene Social Democrats (SDS) 16 seats, the Slovene Christian Democrats (SKD) 10 seats, the United List of Social Democrats (ZLSD) 9 seats, the Democratic Party of Retired Persons (DeSUS) 5 seats, and the Slovene National Party (SNS) 4 seats. The voters were able to choose among 1,300 candidates and elections were carried out under proportional representation despite calls for amendments to the voting legislation.
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