It's referendum time in Latvia, again

  • 1999-10-07
  • By Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - It's official: Latvia will spend upwards of 1 million lats ($1.72 million) to decide how to cut excessive government spending.The Central Election Commission announced late Oct. 5 that enough voters - 13 percent - signed a petition that authorizes a public referendum on controversial cuts in the country's pension system.By 9 p.m., just over 179,000 people had signed the petition, said Kristine Berzina, a commission spokeswoman; Latvian law requires one-tenth of its voters, or just over 134,000 people, to support a referendum before it can go forward.The referendum drive was launched...
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