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Upper Chamber Vetoes New Penal Code

Ljubljana, 29 April - The National Council on Tuesday vetoed the new penal code in a 16 to 11 vote, thus sending it back to the National Assembly for a revote. The new penal code, which also introduces life imprisonment, has sparkled a lot of criticism from experts and the opposition.

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Councillor Stojan Binder (left) and National Council President Blaz Kavcic at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and National Council President Blaz Kavcic at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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Councillor Alojz Kovsca and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: councillor Cveto Zupancic, National Council President Blaz Kavcic and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
National Council President Blaz Kavcic (left) and councillor Janvit Golob at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Justice Minister Lovro Sturm (left) and National Council President Blaz Kavcic at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
Justice Minister Lovro Sturm at a meeting of the National Council at which the upper chamber vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

Ljubljana
National Council President Blaz Kavcic at the upper chamber's meeting at which it vetoed the recently passed Penal Code.
Photo: Dejan Mijovic/STA

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