Miro Cerar

This article is about the Slovenian lawyer and politician. For his father, the Olympic gymnast, see Miroslav Cerar.
Miro Cerar
10th Prime Minister of Slovenia
Assumed office
18 September 2014
President Borut Pahor
Preceded by Alenka Bratušek
Personal details
Born (1963-08-25) 25 August 1963
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political party Modern Centre Party

Miroslav Cerar Jr. (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈmíːrɔslaw ˈt͡sɛ̀ːrar ˈjúːnjɔr],[1] known as Miro Cerar [ˈmíːrɔ ˈt͡sɛ̀ːrar];[2] born 25 August 1963) is a Slovenian lawyer and politician who has been the 10th Prime Minister of Slovenia since 18 September 2014. With a non-political background and as one who was relatively new to politics at the time of his appointment as Prime Minister, Cerar leads the centrist Modern Centre Party, formerly named eponymously the Party of Miro Cerar.

Cerar was born in Ljubljana, and is the son of Miroslav, an Olympic gymnastics champion who later became a lawyer, and Zdenka Cerar (1941–2013), the first female State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia (1999-2004), Minister of Justice (2004) and Vice-President of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia. In her youth she was twice Youth Champion in gymnastics in Yugoslavia and a member of the Yugoslav team. After she ended her active career, she became a coach and referee.[3][4][5]

Miro Cerar was a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana[6] and a legal adviser to the Slovenian Parliament.[7]

Following the resignation of Alenka Bratušek’s government in May 2014, Cerar announced that he would enter national politics.[8] On 2 June 2014, he formed a new political party called Stranka Mira Cerarja/Stranka modernega centra (Party of Miro Cerar/Party of Modern Center).[9] In the July election, Cerar's party won a leading total 36 of 90 seats in the parliament,[7] with Cerar being later appointed prime minister-designate.[10]

See also


  1. "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Miroslav". "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Cerar". "Slovenski pravopis 2001: junior".
  2. "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Miro". "Slovenski pravopis 2001: Cerar".
  3. Umrla je Zdenka Cerar, rtvslo.si; accessed 9 December 2015.(Slovene)
  4. Zdenka Cerar profile, lds.si; accessed 9 December 2015.(Slovene)
  5. "INTERVJU - prof. dr. Miro Cerar". Student.si. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  6. "Pravna fakulteta » Dr Miro Cerar". Pf.uni-lj.si. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  7. 1 2 "Politics this week", The Economist, 19 July 2014; retrieved 20 July 2014.
  8. "Cerar s svojo stranko na predčasne volitve". Rtvslo.si. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  9. "Cerar: Razdeljeno ljudstvo je šibko, kar vladajoči vedno izrabijo". Rtvslo.si. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  10. "Parliament Confirms Miro Cerar as PM-Designate". Slovenian Press Agency. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alenka Bratušek
Prime Minister of Slovenia
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