Most EU nationals in UK excluded from voting in referendum


LONDON: Most European Union citizens who are resident in Britain will not be able to vote in a referendum on its membership of the bloc, the government said on Monday. Legislation for holding the referendum is to be introduced in parliament on Thursday, as Prime Minister David Cameron kicks off a diplomatic push for reforms in the 28-member bloc. In a statement, his office said that the referendum would be “based on the general election franchise”, meaning that citizens of most EU countries who are resident in Britain would not be able to vote.



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