A second Australian senator resigns because of dual citizenship

Larissa Waters, an Australian senator, has resigned after learning she holds dual citizenship. She found out about her second citizenship after another senator, Scott Ludlam, also resigned for having dual citizenship.

Under Australia’s constitution, a person cannot run for federal office if they hold dual or plural citizenship.

Read more here, and commentaries in The Economist on the dual citizenship and eligibility for office in Australia here and here.

Find about the restrictions of candidacy rights in Australia and many other countries in our Conditions for Electoral Rights database.