A political party is an association of citizens who pursue their political objectives through the democratic formulation of the political will of citizens and by proposing candidates for election. A party may be founded by no less than 200 adult citizens of the Republic of Slovenia who sign a declaration on the founding of the party. A person whose capacity to contract has been revoked may not be a founder of a party.
Registration of a political party
A party that is not registered may not operate in the Republic of Slovenia. An application for registration of a political party may be filed with the Ministry of the Interior by the party’s representative.
A party may be founded by no less than 200 adult citizens of the Republic of Slovenia who sign a declaration on the founding of the party.
Registration of a political party formed by a merger of parties
A political party may merge with other parties or join another political party. In this way a party ceases to exist. A party that is formed through a merger or a party that is joined by another party is the legal successor to the parties that ceased to exist by such merger or joining.
An application to register a political party that was formed through a merger or an application to register a party joined by another party shall be submitted within 15 days of the adoption of such status changes. A political party that ceased to operate as a result of merger is deregistered in accordance with the decision on the registration of a new political party. A political party that ceased to operate as a result of joining another party shall be deregistered based on a decision on the registration of the party joining another party.
An application to register the joining of parties shall be submitted together with the resolutions on the decision to join of all joining parties.
A party may merge with other parties, join another party or split.
Split of political parties
A party may split and thus stop operating. A party formed through split is a legal successor to the parties that ceased to exist by such split.
A political party that ceased to operate as a result of splitting is deregistered in accordance with the decision on the registration of a party that is formed though splitting.
Registration of a change in name, short name, abbreviated name, symbol, party statutes, programme, registered office, address of registered office or representative
A party may change its name, short name, abbreviated name, symbol, registered office or party statutes, programme, address of registered office or representative.
Deregistration of a political party
The registration authority begins the procedure to deregister a party at the request of the party. In the case of a dissolution of a party, the representative shall file a request for deregistration of the party from the register of the Ministry of the Interior within 30 days of a decision on the dissolution of the party. The representative shall support the request with the minutes of the party’s board that adopted the decision to dissolve and with a report on the management of the party’s property and legal status upon dissolution.
- Political Parties Act (ZPolS)
- Rules on the register of Political Parties and on the form of the Establishment Charter
- Rules on the content and method of the submission of political parties' annual reports
- Order determining the form for obtaining information on whether a natural person who is not a member of a political party and has made a contribution to a political party is a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia
- Order determining the date from which annual reports of political parties are submitted via the website of the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services