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The Belgian Constitution


Article 8The status as a Belgian citizen is acquired, kept and lost according to rules established by civil law.The Constitution and the other laws concerning political rights, establish, apart from this status, the necessary conditions for the exercising of these rights.In a departure from the second paragraph, the law can, in accordance with Belgium’s international and supranational obligations, establish a right to vote for citizens of the European Union who are not Belgian citizens.The right to vote referred to in the preceding paragraph can be extended by a law to Belgian residents who are not citizens of a Member State of the European Union, under the conditions and in accordance with the terms specified in such a law.