Signature collectors half way there

  • 1998-08-13
RIGA (BNS) - With one week to go, just about half of the required 10 percent of voters have signed a petition that would force a public referendum on citizenship law amendments.Jazeps Bernans, who is running the signature campaign for the political party For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK's (FF/LNNK), said Aug. 10 about 62,000 signatures, including 22,000 in Riga, have been collected so far. Just over 133,000 voters must sign the petition to force a referendum.The signature collecting campaign got off to a slow start, but FF/LNNK Deputy Chairman Juris Dobelis said the party has stepped up its ...
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