• August 9, 2018
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Survey: Do residents of Lithuania support dual citizenship?

According to opinion polls, surveyed by Spinter tyrimai, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, 57 per cent of Lithuanian inhabitants would take part in a referendum on dual citizenship.

Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, stressed that it is not a sufficient number to make amendments to the constitution.

Surveys show that 33 per cent of residents support dual citizenship, 38 per cent rather support it, 12 per cent do not rather support it, and 5 per cent do not support it at all.

57 per cent of the persons interviewed said that they will take part in the referendum, 16 per cent will not take part, 27 per cent had no clear opinion on the matter.

The referendum is supposed to make an amendment to the constitution that a Lithuanian person who became a citizen of a country of his European or transatlantic integration does not automatically lose his Lithuanian citizenship.

In accordance with the Lithuanian Constitution, apart from the cases provided for in the law, no one can be both a citizen of Lithuania and another country at the same time.

Translated by Małgorzata Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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