Slovenian privatisation referendum, 2003

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A referendum on privatisation was held in Slovenia on 19 January 2003.[1] Voters were asked whether Slovenian Railways should be kept as a single company during the privatisation process and whether subscribers to Telekom Slovenije should receive a rebate for the above market price fees paid for cable TV prior to privatisation.[2] The railways question was rejected by 51.9% of voters, whilst the Telekom proposal was approved by 77.6% of voters. Voter turnout was only 31%.[2]


Slovenian Railways[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 236,534 48.1
Against 254,904 51.9
Invalid/blank votes 9,991
Total 501,429 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,610,180 31.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Telekom Slovenije[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 384,925 77.6
Against 111,143 22.4
Invalid/blank votes 5,664
Total 501,732 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,610,180 31.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1778 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1785