Signature collectors might hit the target

  • 1998-08-20
RIGA (BNS) - Frenzied activity the day before the Aug. 18 deadline for collecting signatures on a referendum on changes to the citizenship law might mean that the controversial amendments are put to the people.A record 11,000 people signed the proposal on Aug.17 in Riga, meaning that in total 57,400 eligible voters in the Latvian capital have supported the measure.To organize the referendum, just over 133,000 signatures, representing ten percent of voters at the last parliamentary elections, are needed. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people a day signed the proposal in the week from Aug. 7 to 14. ...
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