The government of Slovenia operates under a unitary parliamentary system and is officially a constitutional republic. The nation is divided into 211 municipalities. Slovenia’s main governing body is the National Assembly which is led by the prime minister. The country’s president holds a mostly ceremonial position along with being the commander-in-chief of the military.

Slovenia is officially a parliamentary democracy republic which operates under a multi-party system. The populous elects the nation’s legislature as well as its president. The largely ceremonial role of president comes with a term lasting five years for a maximum of two consecutive terms. The 90 elected members of the National Assembly serve terms of four years. Two members of the legislature are elected by Slovenia’s Hungarian and Italian minorities.

The Slovenia Parliament Building is home to the country’s National Assembly. Built between 1954 and 1959, the structure was designed by Vinko Glanz. The official residence of Slovenia’s head of state is the President's Office located in Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. The roots of this historic building can be traced back to 1886 but it didn’t take on the role of official residence and seat of the national government until 1993.

Slovenia has a multi-party system. Major political parties include the Modern Centre Party, the Slovenian Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia.

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