EU and Inflation Referendums Fall Short

Oct. 25, 2013, 12:01 p.m.

Voters in San Marino participated in two referendums on October 20, 2013. In the first referendum, voters were asked whether San Marino should apply for membership in the European Union. The referendum received a small majority, with 6,733 Sammarinese (50.28 percent) voting in favor of pursuing membership; however, since the referendum did not receive a quorum of 32 percent of registered voters voting in favor, the referendum was deemed to have not passed. The second referendum on the revaluation of workers’ salaries to keep in line with the government’s rate of inflation, likewise received a majority with 73.12% voting in favor (10,025 votes), but also fell short of the 32 percent quorum. In the election 14,449 Sammarinese (43.39 percent) participated in the referendums.

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