Slovenian minority rights referendum, 2004

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A referendum on minority rights was held in Slovenia on 4 April 2004. Voters were asked whether they approved government proposals to restore basic rights to ethnic minorities who had been erased from the citizen registry in 1992.[1] The proposal was rejected by 96.05% of voters, with a turnout of 31.55%.[2]

The referendum was backed by oppositional Slovenian Democratic Party, whilst the government called for a boycott.[3]


Choice Votes %
For 19,984 3.95
Against 485,536 96.05
Invalid/blank votes 7,855
Total 513,375 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,626,913 31.54
Source: Direct Democracy