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a)   popular referendum no. 1  –  Ways to entrust and manage economic-related public services.  Repeal;
b)   popular referendum no. 2  –  Establishment of the fee for integrated water supply on the basis of an adequate remuneration of invested capital. Partial repeal of legislation;
c)   popular referendum no. 3  –  New plants for the production of nuclear energy.  Partial repeal of legislation;
d)   popular referendum no. 4  –  Repeal of parts of law no. 51 of 7 April 2010, in matters relating to a valid reason for the President of the Council of Ministers and for the Ministers not to appear at a penal court hearing, as resulting from judgment no. 23 of  2011 of the Constitutional Court.

Italian nationals residing abroad and some categories of Italian nationals residing temporarily abroad, as detailed below, may vote in referenda to abrogate laws on 12th and 13th June.
Electors residing in Zambia and those only temporarily residing in Zambia will receive from the Italian Embassy an electoral pack containing the ballot papers and the instructions on how to vote by post.
Italian nationals residing in Zambia, with whom Italy reached an agreement, and registered with the AIRE Office may vote for the referenda by post only.
Botswana and Malawi have not reached the agreement, therefore Italian nationals registered with AIRE, can only vote in Italy and will benefit a reimbursement of 75% of the air ticket after presenting the relevant documentation to the Italian Embassy in Lusaka.
Please note that by 14th April those electors residing in Zambia registered in this consular district and who intend to vote in Italy, will need to express their wish to vote in Italy by filling out and signing an ‘an option form’ . This form can be downloaded from the following link and sent by fax  (00260 211 254929) or  by email at:

There is no reimbursement of air tickets to Italian nationals resident in Zambia.

Those who do not receive their electoral pack by 29th May will need to personally go to the Consular Office to verify their electoral position.
Those who are temporarily abroad but do not belong to one of the above three categories may only vote in Italy at the polling stations set up in their Municipality.
At the end of the electoral operations, ballot papers cast by Italian nationals residing abroad and received by the Embassy before 4pm on 9th June 2011, will be sent to Italy where they will be counted by  the Ufficio Centrale per la Circoscrizione Estero (Central Office for the Overseas Constituency) set up at the Court of Appeal of Rome.

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