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Lithuanian Government Decides to Curtail Influence of Minorites

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An attempt to curtail the parliamentary representation of the national minorities in the Republic of Lithuania is made by the Lithuanian government with the enactment of a new election ordinance.

In a statement issued jointly by all the members of the cabinet, the government points out that the minority representatives in parliament were too dominant a factor in the political life of the country and that it became necessary to reduce the minorities’ representation from 14 to 5.