Referendum set for election day

  • 1998-09-03
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - The citizenship law referendum will be held together with parliamentary elections on Oct. 3, the Central Election Committee (CEC) decided Aug. 27. This followed the release of final results for the signature campaign that showed 226,530 wanted to have the question of abolishing the windows system and easing naturalization requirements for non-citizens' children put to the people.However, the decision was close, with four of the nine CEC members voting to hold the ballot Oct. 18.The dissenters argued that deciding both issues on the same day would confuse voters, 9.1 percent of whom c...
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