Asset sale referendum misses threshold amid bogus sign-ups; Labour vows to reach target

Tue, 07 May 2013

May 7 (BusinessDesk) – A petition for a referendum on state asset sales has failed to garner enough signatures after double entries were weeded out and Labour has vowed to try to fill the gap over the next two months. The petition, promoted by Labour, the Greens and Grey Power, required 10 percent of eligible voters, or 308,753 signatures, to force a referendum. It only reached about 292,000, or 16,500 fewer than was needed, the Office of the Clerk said today. Some signatures weren’t from enrolled voters and others appeared more than once, t...

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