Lithuanian nuclear power referendum, 2008

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A referendum on extending the operation of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant was held in Lithuania on 12 October 2008, despite the fact that Lithuania is obliged to close down Ignalina per its treaty of accession to the European Union.[1][2] Parliamentary elections were held on the same day.

The electorate were asked to vote on the statement: "I approve of the extension of operation of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant for a technically safe period, but not longer than completion of the construction of a new nuclear power plant."[3]

The referendum was invalid due to low turnout (a minimum of 50% was required).

Results

e • d Summary of the 12 October 2008 Lithuanian nuclear power referendum results
Option Votes %
of valid votes of all votes
Yes 1,155,192 91.41 88.59
No 108,513 8.59 8.32
Invalid 40,162 3.08
Total 1,303,974 100.00 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 2,691,936 48.44
Source: Lithuanian Election Committee

References

  1. ^ http://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/international/421400/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/index.do
  2. ^ http://www.vrk.lt/en/pirmas-puslapis/referendum-information-/referendum-information-.html
  3. ^ http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter2/dokpaieska.showdoc_e?p_id=327623

External links

  • The Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania (in English) (in Lithuanian)


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