Latvian voters say 'yes' to amendments

  • 1998-10-08
  • TBT Staff
RIGA - Latvian voters finally put an end to the citizenship saga Oct. 3 by narrowly voting to support amendments that would ease naturalization for the country's large ethnic Russian minority.Just over two-thirds of the country's voters participated in the referendum on the amendments, the first in Latvia's history. At final count, 53 percent voted in favor and 45 percent against. "I really hope this election and referendum come to be seen as the borderline between the past and the future," said Latvia's Way MP Indulis Berzins, whose party won 21 seats in the concurrent election and will si...
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