Amendment extends EU vote to two days

  • 2003-03-06
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSThe Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) has amended the country's referendum law to allow the upcoming vote on European Union membership to take place over two days, adding to the growing sense of inevitability surrounding Lithuania's accession to the 15-member trade bloc.According to the new rules, the vote will be held over the weekend of May 10-11 and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. instead of the customary 7 a.m. to 8 p.m..The amendment also stipulates that the referendum will pass if more than half of votes are cast in favor of EU membership. This provision contradicts a s...
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