Necessary signatures collected in Latvia for bill on Russian as official language

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A day after the last post on the collection of signatures in Latvia, it seems that the necessary amount has been collected (article in Latvian). The Voice of Russia has jumped the gun a bit with the article "Russian to be language in Latvia" (I assume they mean official language in Latvia; it already was a language in Latvia), but apparently the process from now on is to:

1) validate the signatures
2) vote on the constitutional amendment in Parliament
3) have a national referendum if the bill is amended or rejected.

That first article has over 150 comments, and copying and pasting them into Google Translate is a lot of fun.

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