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Dissolution vote to be held Aug. 2

  • 2008-07-31
  • In cooperation with BNS
RIGA - More than half of the eligible voters in Latvia plan toparticipate in the referendum on August 2 to vote on constitutional amendmentsthat will allow people to initiate dissolution of the parliament.

As many as 35.3 percent of respondentspolled by Latvian newspaper Diena willdefinitely participate in the popular vote, while 26.6 percent said they arelikely to go to the referendum.

As many as 17.6 percent of the polled peoplesaid they will not participate in the vote and 14 percent said they will ratherstay at home than go to the referendum.

As many as 6.4 percent of the peoplehave not yet decided whether or not to participate in the popular vote.

The most active group of voters iselderly people -- as many as 54 percent of voters aged 65-74 will certainly goto the referendum, and 16.8 percent are likely to participate.

As many as 33.3 percent of Latvianvoters plan to participate in the referendum, and another 30.5 percent arelikely to participate.

The survey also shows that 40 percent of minorityrepresentatives will definitely go to the referendum and 17 percent of them arelikely to go.