The Slovenian Election Commission (RVK) on Tuesday confirmed the overwhelming support expressed by voters for EU and NATO membership, as it released final official results of the referendums held on 23 March.
Presenting the official referendum results to the press, the RVK said that 869,171 voters - 89.64% of all who cast their ballots - said "yes" to EU membership, while 637,882 (66.08%) voted in favour of NATO membership. Voter turnout for the two referendums stood at 60.4 percent. A total 975,015 from 1,613,305 registered voters cast their ballots at the EU membership referendum. Around 0.5 percent of the ballots cast were invalid. Opposing membership of the Union were 10.36 percent of voters who cast their ballots.
Meanwhile, 974,988 voters cast their ballots at the NATO membership referendum. Invalid votes accounted for 0.94 percent of all ballots. The final figure of those against NATO membership stood at 33.92 percent.
Chairman of the Commission Anton Gasper Frantar explained that the official results of the two legally-binding referendums would be handed to the Speaker of Parliament Borut Pahor on Wednesday.