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Some 60 percent of the Lithuanian population support the idea of allowing dual citizenship to emigrants of the new generation, while one in five is against the possibility, shows a poll conducted for BNS news agency by the market research company RAIT.
Lithuanian passport
Lithuanian passport
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In the survey, the respondents were asked whether they supported or objected allowing the Lithuanian citizenship to persons who fled the country after it regained independence in 1991 and acquired citizenship of another country.

Some 23 percent of those polled said they were "definitely in support" and another 37 percent said they were "rather in support."

Meanwhile, 14 percent said they were against and 6 were "definitely against." One in five did not give an opinion on the matter.

The Lithuanian parliament is currently discussing a law that would allow dual citizenship for emigrants who emigrated to countries of NATO and the European Union (EU). Critics say the law may run counter to the Constitution. Many lawyers think a referendum is needed to allow dual citizenship.

Some 1,021 Lithuanian residents between ages of 15 and 74 were interviewed on April 8-25. The error margin is 3.1 percent.

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