Estonian parliament rejects bill permitting dual citizenship

  • 2018-12-20
A bill of the opposition Reform Party that would have allowed Estonian citizens by birth to hold dual citizenship was dumped in the parliament with the votes of the Center Party, Pro Patria, Social Democratic Party and Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) on Thursday. The bill was rejected in the 101-seat chamber with 40 votes. MP Hanno Pevkur in his speech promoting the bill said that it must be a task of the Riigikogu to engage in raising the numbers of Estonians, not reducing them. "It is immoral and anti-constituti...
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