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Latvians to Vote on Russian as Second Language, Leta Reports

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Latvians will vote in a referendum on whether to add Russian as a second official language on Feb. 18, Leta reported today, citing the Central Election Commission.

At least 771,893 votes, or more than half of the total that voted in the parliamentary elections on Sept. 18 last year, will have to be cast in favor of adding Russian for the measure to be adopted, Leta said. The referendum was called after a signature drive that gathered support from 187,378 citizens, or 12.1 percent of those that voted in the previous election, the Riga-based newswire reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Aaron Eglitis in Riga at aeglitis@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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