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Penal Code Sent to Final Reading Amidst Opposition Walkout

Ljubljana, 22 April - The National Assembly sent the draft penal code to final reading on Tuesday after rejecting all of the opposition's amendments. Opposition MPs then walked out of the session in protest over what they believe was an unacceptable procedure to pass such an important document. The penal code is expected to be passed on Thursday.

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Slovenian Democrats (SDS) MPs Marijan Pojbic and Franc Puksic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Zares MP Majda Sirca.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Ciril Testen of New Slovenia (NSi) and Bogdan Barovic of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Primary school children visiting the National Assembly in the company of Saso Pece (Lipa).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Justice Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Barbara Zgajner Tavs and Saso Pece of the Lipa group.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
Justice Ministry State Secretary Robert Marolt.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Session of parliament featuring second reading of the proposed new penal code.
From left to right: Slovenian Democrats (SDS) MPs Bogomir Zamernik, Rudolf Petan and Joze Tanko.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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