Riga Vote No to Russian Language!

Zhanna Verdina 19 February 2012 12:18:49 | 1635 Views | 5 Comments
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The Central Election Commission is now reporting unofficial results from all 1035 polling stations nationwide and around the globe, showing a convincing majority -- 821 722 or 74.8% -- opposed to the motion making Russian the second official state language in Latvia. In favor of the motion were 273 347 or 24.88% of citizens. 1 098 593 went to the polls Saturday, or 70.73%. The capital Riga counted 315 057 or 77.11% voters. A total of 33 817 or 61.99% voted in foreign countries. Voting "no" in Riga to the proposed motion were 193 976 or 61.59% eligible voters; 119 621 or 37.98% voted "yes".


1. Nathan Commented on

April 24, 2012 / 09:06

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Baigi gari sanāca...
It was quite long indeed...
What should Latvian youth do?
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1. Luarvik Commented on

April 24, 2012 / 09:06

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Interesting! So what's Dombrovskis personal background, is he a Russian-speaker, even though his first name wouldn't point in that direction?
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1. patriot Commented on

April 24, 2012 / 09:06

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smert! tansoye tvoy!
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1. lenin Commented on

April 24, 2012 / 09:06

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novaya starna ! Viva CCCP
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1. Vladis Commented on

April 24, 2012 / 09:06

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Russia is seeking explanation after Latvia declined its request to allow Russian observers to watch today’s referendum on whether to make Russian Latvia’s second official language.
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