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Volitve v ljubljansko in mariborsko oblastno skupščino leta 1927 in njihove posebnosti glede na parlamentarne volitve v Sloveniji
Particularities in view of slovenian parliamentary elections

Author(s): Marjan Stiplovšek
Subject(s): Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Slovenia;election; St. Vitus' Day Constitution;Vidovdan Constitution;self-government; Administrative Unit Assembly;National Assembly;Ljubljana Administrative Unit; Maribor Administative Unit

Summary/Abstract: With regard to the appointed authorities of the largest administrative units, the St. Vitus’ Day Constitution provided for the elections to the Administrative Unit Assemblies as the highest self-government bodies in these units. Despite the fact that the centralist political forces had limited competences, they managed to prevent the elections and the commencement of the operations of Administrative Unit Assemblies until 1927. The electoral law relevant for the Administrative Unit Assemblies was similar as in case of the National Assembly. However, the differences with regard to electoral districts and number of Assembly Members were significant. 106 Assembly Members were elected for the Ljubljana and Maribor Administrative Unit Assemblies in 30 Slovenians electoral districts and cities; while 26 Members of the National Assembly from Slovenia were elected in three electoral units. Slovenian People’s Party achieved an absolute victory in both Administrative Unit Assemblies. However, independently or through electoral blocs seven other political parties received mandates in these Assemblies, which contributed to the improved picture of the contemporary political life in the individual regions of Slovenia. The Administrative Unit Assembly elections indicated the changing power of certain parties since the parliamentary elections of 1925 and foresaw the results of the National Assembly election results in September 1927 in Slovenia.

  • Issue Year: 54/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 107-129
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Slovenian