Referendum Law violates Lithuanian Constitution, court rules

The provision of the Referendum Law, which obligates the parliament to call a referendum, even if the proposal is possibly inconsistent with the Constitution, run counter to the country's main law, the Constitutional Court has ruled on Friday.
Lithuanian Constitution
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