Seimas eases rules for initiating referenda

DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

The Lithuanian parliament has adopted amendments to the Law on Referendum, simplifying rules for citizens’ legislative initiatives.

Groups who wish to call a referendum will be able to collect citizens’ signatures online. Moreover, they will have six months for that, as opposed to three months according to the current rules.

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Amendments will enter into force in October 1, 2016.

In order to call a national referendum on any issue, citizens’ initiative groups have to collect at least 300,000 signatures.

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