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Referendum on railway expansion to be held on 24 September

Ljubljana, 4 July - The National Assembly has set the date for a referendum on the government-sponsored law on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade for 24 September. The decision was backed in a 50:18 vote on Tuesday, as the coalition and the opposition remained on opposite banks in the debate.

Ljubljana
Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič speaks in an emergency session of the National Assembly to set the date for a referendum on the law on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The head of the Taxpayers Standing Our Ground initiative which initiated a referendum on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade, Vili Kovačič, looks on as the National Assembly sets the date for the vote.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The head of the Taxpayers Standing Our Ground initiative which initiated a referendum on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade, Vili Kovačič, looks on as the National Assembly sets the date for the vote.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič speaks in an emergency session of the National Assembly to set the date for a referendum on the law on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly sets the date for a referendum on the law on the Koper-Divača rail upgrade.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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