The Government of the Republic of Slovenia is a body of executive power and the highest body of the state administration, independent within the framework of its jurisdiction, and responsible to the National Assembly. The Government proposes laws to be adopted by the National Assembly, the state budget, national programmes and other acts through which the fundamental and long-term political directions for individual areas within the state’s competence are determined. It functions as a cabinet led by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is responsible for ensuring the unity of the political and administrative direction of the Government and co-ordinates the work of the ministers. He also proposes ministers, who are appointed and relieved of their duties by the National Assembly.
On 18 September 2014 the National Assembly voted in the 12th Slovenian Government. The Coalition comprises the Party of Modern Centre (SMC), the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (DeSUS) and Social Democrats (SD) as partners.