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Provinces Referendum: Coalition and Opposition Strongly Divided on Results

Ljubljana, 22 June - The coalition and opposition are strongly divided on the meaning of the results of Sunday's government-sponsored referendum on provinces. While the bulk of the government parties say that the record low turnout does not change the fact that the yes camp won, the opposition says the turnout is a slap in the face for the ballot's sponsors.

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Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and his spouse (pictured) cast vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa says the government will analyse the results and prepare a final proposal for provinces.
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Prime Minister Janez Jansa says the government will analyse the results and prepare a final proposal for provinces.
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Opposition SocDem leader Borut Pahor commenting on the provinces referendum.
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Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic commenting on the provinces referendum.
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Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic commenting on the provinces referendum.
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Opposition Zares leader Gregor Golobic casts his vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (pictured first from left) with his daugther and son as they cast vote in a referendum on provinces.
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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (pictured) on his way to cast his vote in a referendum on provinces.
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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (pictured) after casting his vote in a referendum on provinces.
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Ljubljana
Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk and his spouse (pictured) cast vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

EMBARGO DO 19. URE
Maribor, KS Silvira Tomasini.
Posvetovalni referendum o pokrajinah.
Predsednik Lipe Sašo Peče s soprogo.
Foto: Bojan Šuštar/STA

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Spodnja Polskava
Local Government Minister Ivan Zagar casts his vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

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Spodnja Polskava
Local Government Minister Ivan Zagar and his family on way to cast vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Bojan Sustar/STA

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Ljubljana
Opposition LibDem president Katarina Kresal (pictured) casts her vote in a referendum on provinces.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

EMBARGO DO 19. URE
Velenje, Osnovna šola Gorica.
Posvetovalni referendum o pokrajinah.
Velenjski župan Srečko Meh s soprogo Viko.
Foto: Lili Pušnik/STA

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