Dr. Miro Cerar

Dr Miro Cerar was elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia by the National Assembly on 25 August 2014. Until 2014, he had not been a member of any political party and had not been actively engaged in politics. In 2013, the majority parliamentary coalition offered to support him as the new Prime Minister; he refused, as he believed that the parliamentary parties of that time did not provide the necessary conditions to overcome the social crisis. One year later, he and a group of his supporters set up a new political party (SMC) to take part in early parliamentary elections and won a historic victory by securing the leading total of 36 out of 90 seats in parliament.

Before entering national politics, Cerar was a full professor of theory and philosophy of law, comparative law and the ethics of the legal profession at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. Between 1990 and 1991, he was also the youngest legal expert to have participated in the drafting of the Slovenian Constitution and other constitutional independence acts. Later, he served for more than 20 years as adviser to the Slovenian National Assembly on constitutional law and other legal matters. As a visiting lecturer and a Fulbright scholar, he lectured in comparative constitutional law at the Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco and underwent professional training at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

At the proposal of Cerar, his ministerial list was confirmed by the National Assembly on 18 September 2014, and the 12th Slovenian Government took up its work on the same day. He served as Prime Minister until the election of the 13th Government of the Republic of Slovenia on 13 September 2018. On 14 September 2018, he took up the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs under the current government.