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2019 05 14 Referendum on Dual Citizenship held in Lithuania. Results

2019 05 14 Referendum on Dual Citizenship held in Lithuania. Results

On 12 May 2019, a long-awaited referendum on dual citizenship in Lithuania took place along with the first round of presidential elections in Lithuania.

Although a referendum on dual citizenship is considered to have taken place, but “yes” votes of electors were insufficient and Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania regarding the retention of dual citizenship will not be amended.

Currently, there are approx. 2.4 million citizens in Lithuania who are enrolled on the electoral register. In the referendum on retention of citizenship in Lithuania, at least 1.2 million of all voters entitled to vote had to participate and to vote “yes”.

After having counted votes of all the districts, it turned out that 52.58 per cent of the electorate has voted in the referendum on dual citizenship. Nevertheless, in order to amend Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, 50 per cent of all registered voters of Lithuania had also to vote “yes”.

71.78 per cent of voters participating in the referendum has voted for the retention of dual citizenship, 26.04 per cent has voted against it. According to data of the CEC, 927,410 voters said “yes”, when at least 1.2 million of all voters had to participate in elections. It is therefore considered that this number of votes is too low and Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania will not be amended.

 

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