The Lithuanian parliament upheld on September 11 President Dalia Grybauskaitė' veto of amendments lowering the yes-vote threshold for a dual citizenship referendum. The Seimas last spring changed the Law on Referendum to require fewer votes for amending Article 12 of Chapter 1 of the Constitution, which speaks about Lithuanian citizenship. Currently, more than half of all citizens having the right of vote must say yes in a referendum to amend any article of Chapter 1. The Seimas had lowered the threshold for a referendum on citizenship to more than 50 per cent of all voters who turn out...
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