Lithuanian Parliament announces a referendum on dual citizenship
19 October 2018
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The Lithuanian Parliament decided that the referendum on the extension of dual citizenship Institute will be held in may next year, simultaneously with the presidential election.
For this decision voted 66 deputies and four abstained, writes Delfi.
According to the decree on the mandatory referendum will vote to amend the text of article 12 of the Constitution.
According to the decree on the mandatory referendum will be a vote to amend the following text of article 12 of the Constitution: “Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania is acquired by birth or on other grounds stipulated by the constitutional law. Citizen of the Republic of Lithuania by birth, who has acquired the citizenship of the state, eligible to be elected Lithuania’s European and transatlantic integration, does not lose citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania. In other cases, a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania may not be simultaneously a citizen of another state, except as provided by constitutional law. The procedure for the acquisition and deprivation of citizenship establishes a constitutional law.”
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