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Mini Jobs Act Voted Down in Referendum

Ljubljana, 10 April - The act on mini jobs was decisively defeated in Sunday's referendum, with a surprising majority of over 80% voting against on a turnout of nearly 34%. The outcome is seen as a painful vote of no-confidence for the government, indicating the coalition will have a hard time pushing through with other, more crucial reforms.

Ljubljana
Opposition Democrats (SDS) vice-president Zvonko Cernac (second from left) comments the defeat of the mini jobs act in a referendum.
Photo: Nada Mihajlovic/STA

Ljubljana
Opposition Democrats (SDS) vice-president Zvonko Cernac (second from left) comments the defeat of the mini jobs act in a referendum.
Photo: Nada Mihajlovic/STA

Ljubljana
Proponents of the referendum (the ZSSS trade union confederation and the Movement for Decent Work and Welfare Society) celebrate the referendum defeat of the mini jobs act.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
ZSSS trade union confederation president Dusan Semolic responds to the partial unofficial results of a referendum on the mini jobs act.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
ZSSS trade union confederation president Dusan Semolic (left) and Marko Funkl (right), the head of the Movement for Decent Work and Welfare Society, celebrate the defeat of the mini jobs act in a referendum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Marko Funkl, the head of the Movement for Decent Work and Welfare Society, responds to the partial unofficial results of a referendum on the mini jobs act.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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