Latvia to hold referendum on Russian language

Latvia to hold referendum on Russian language


 

Whether Russian will be treated as the official second language of Latvia is set to be decided through a referendum.

Local media reported last week citing Latvia’s Central Election Commission that the nationwide referendum would be held on 19 February. 

For the Russian language to acquire the status of being the country’s second official language, more than one half of Latvia’s residents, which makes about 772,000 people, must vote for it. 

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