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Flag of Green Coalition - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 June 2010
The Green Coalition (Zelena koalicija), also known as United Greens (Združeni Zeleni), is an environmental electoral list grouping several of Slovenia's minor ecologically-themed political parties.
In the 2008 parliamentary elections it won 2230 votes (out of a million or so cast) for 0.21% of the total and zero seat. At that time it comprised the Green Party and Green Progress (Zeleni progres - ZP); nowadays its membership consists of the above plus the Party of the Ecological Movements and the List for Clean Drinking Water (Lista za Šisto pitno vodo - LZŠPV).
Eugene Ipavec, 29 June 2010
The coalition uses a green flag, in proportions 1:2, with the text "ZELENA KOALICIJA" in white caps (Balloon SC D Extra Bold font, according to What The Font website), and with the "O" replaced by a sunflower blossom, whose petals underlie the "K" and "A" on either side. The coalition's website does not prescribe a flag or indeed any symbol; in practice they appear to have been borrowed from one of the member parties, Green Progress, whose symbols (described in its statute) sound very similar:
The emblem of the party is the incription "ZELENI PROGRES" (font: Franklin Gothic Medium / color: green RGB 5-129-17) instead of the letter "O" in the word "PROGRES" there is inserted a sunflower (two colors: black RGB 13-12-14 and yellow RGB 247-241-9). The color numbers are determined by the RGB color model.
The party color is dark green (color: green RGB 5-129-17).
Eugene Ipavec, 29 June 2010
Table flag of Green Party - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 August 2010
The Green Party (Zelena stranka - ZS) is a minor ecologically-themed political party, founded on 23 April 2006 by disgruntled members of the Greens of Slovenia; ideologically, it is more or less indistinguishable from its parent, except that its statute promises downright Stalinist levels of internal party discipline (and provides a suspiciously detailed mechanism for expelling unruly members, which may shed some light on the cause of the split).Article 2 of the party's Statutes states: "The emblem or rather logotype of the party is: [graphic]". This consisting of a green map of Slovenia with the word "ZELENA" in white inside the map and "stranka" in green outside it to the lower right. The font is a casual handwriting-like one, very similar to that on the logo (and flag) of the Green Coalition, which aspect may have been modeled after it. The party website adds to this that the logotype was adopted at the party's founding.
Eugene Ipavec, 5 August 2010
Flag of LZŠPV - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 August 2010
The List for Clean Drinking Water (Lista za Šisto pitno vodo - LZŠPV) is or was a minor political party founded in 2005; its ideology is (pretty much) summed up in its name. In the 2008 parliamentary
elections it won 4140 votes (out of a million or so cast) for 0.39% of
the total and zero seats. By 2009 it had joined the Green Coalition.
Its name notwithstanding, LZŠPV is/was not purely a single-issue outfit - oddly enough (considering the green-left company it keeps) its chairman, the Ljubljana town councillor Mihael Jarc was among the leaders of a nationalist-inspired effort to block the construction of a mosque in the Slovene capital, for which the country's 50,000-strong Muslim community had been attempting to obtain a building permit since the late 1960s.
The party's flag (photo, photo) is white, with a ~1/5th-hoist high stripe at the bottom and a thinner, ~1/8th-hoist stripe at the top, the latter with a thin white line near its bottom. In the upper hoist part of the white band are three undulating waves, in its upper fly the word "LISTA" in caps. Below these, just above the lower stripe and taking up the full width, the text "za šisto pitno vodo" in lowercase. All charges are a medium light blue. The white field is also dotted with faint ghostly images of the three-waves logo.
Eugene Ipavec, 17 August 2010
Table flag of SEG - Image by Eugene Ipavec, 27 August 2010
The Party of the Ecological Movements (Stranka ekoloških gibanj - SEG) aka Party of the Ecological Movements of Slovenia or briefly Ecologists (Ekologi) is a minor green political party founded in July 2004. In the same year's parliamentary elections it won 3,991 votes for 0.41% of the total and zero seat. It then joined the Green Coalition in the 2008 elections, and has since signed some kind of association agreement with the ruling Social Democrats.
The SEG does not appear to use a flag itself, excepting table flags, white with the party's emblem as defined in the party's statutes:
The Party of the Ecological Movements of Slovenia has an emblem, seal and bank account.
The emblem of the Party of the Ecological Movements of Slovenia consists of the graphically drawn letters "SEG" with the addendum "PARTY OF THE ECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS OF SLOVENIA" on one line, in the font Futura Extra Bold.
Actually, the table flags visible in photos have only the acronym "SEG" in light green, and in a different font than specified, Speaking of which, the Futura Extra font family is coincidentally almost identical to the font used by the Social Democrats for their sigla.
Eugene Ipavec, 27 August 2010