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Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia

Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia
Leader Karl Erjavec
Founded 1991
Headquarters Ljubljana
Ideology Pensioners' Party,
Single-issue politics,
Social justice
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours Green, Blue
National Assembly
10 / 90
European Parliament
1 / 8
Politics of Slovenia
Political parties

The Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (Slovene: Demokratična stranka upokojencev Slovenije, also known by the acronym DeSUS) is a Slovenian political party led by Karl Erjavec. DeSUS won 6.97% of the vote at the early 2011 Slovenian parliamentary election on 4 December 2011, thus gaining 6 seats in the National Assembly.[1] In April 2012, the party excluded Ivan Simčič after it has been disclosed that he faked his secondary school report,[2] thus losing one seat.[3]


  • Overview 1
  • Electoral performance 2
  • Prominent members and supporters 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


DeSUS was a member of the government led by prime minister Janez Janša until 2008. In the 2008 elections the party won 7.4% of vote and 7 out of 90 seats and joined the coalition government led by Borut Pahor together with SD, Zares and LDS having a combined seat of 50 out of 90.

The party received 10.21% of the vote in the Slovenian parliamentary election on 13 July 2014, and won 10 seats in parliament.[4]

Parliamentary representation:

Electoral performance

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1996 172,470 16.3
5 / 90
5 6th Opposition
2000 55,634 5.1
4 / 90
1 6th Opposition
2004 39,150 4.0
4 / 90
0 7th Coalition
2008 78,353 7.4
7 / 90
3 4th Coalition
2011 76,853 6.9
6 / 90
1 5th Coalition
2014 88,968 10.1
10 / 90
4 3rd Coalition

Prominent members and supporters


  1. ^ "Republic of Slovenia Early Elections for Deputies to the National Assembly 2011". National Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Prosecution Confirms Simčič's School Report Forgery". English Service: News (Slovenian Press Agency). 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "DeSUS Excludes Disgraced MP from the Party". English Service: News (Slovenian Press Agency). 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Predčasne Volitve V Državni Zbor 2014 Republika Slovenija - Državna volilna komisija. Accessed 13 July 2014

External links

  • Official website
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