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Latvia has voted yes to joining the EU by a convincing margin of 67% to 32% on a turn out of 72.5%. While I think the result is good for Latvia (and the EU) it should be noted that margin between the yes and no votes of 348,870 votes is comparable to the approximate 400,000 non-citizens resident in Latvia who are disenfranchised.
With this result we can now be sure that as of the 1st of January 2004 the EU will be expanded to 25 members with the addition of: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia.
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