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CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

 

Preamble

THE LITHUANIAN NATION:

having established the State of Lithuania many centuries ago,

having based its legal foundations on the Lithuanian Statutes and the Constitutions of the Republic of

Lithuania,

- having for centuries defended its freedom and independence,

- having preserved its spirit, native language, writing, and customs,

- embodying the inborn right of each person and the People to live and create freely in the land of their fathers and forefathers -- in the independent State of Lithuania,

- fostering national concord in the land of Lithuania,

- striving for an open, just, harmonious civil society and law-governed State, by the will of the citizens of the reborn State of Lithuania, approves and declares this CONSTITUTION.

CHAPTER ONE

THE STATE OF LITHUANIA

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Art. 12. Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be acquired by birth or on other bases established by law.

With the exception of cases established by law, no person may be a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania and another state at the same time.

The procedure for the acquisition and loss of citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be established by law.

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