Ecuadorian? Not me, says Senator Katy

Senator Katy Gallagher… no citizenship doubts.

“I AM not and have never been an Ecuadorian citizen,” says ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher following media accusations of dual citizenship. 

“As part of the ALP vetting process, I disclosed that my mother was a British citizen, born in Ecuador to British parents, who were temporarily working in Ecuador,” the former Chief Minister says.  

“The circumstances of my mother’s birth and citizenship were investigated. As a result of these investigations it was determined that I had not obtained Ecuadorian citizenship by descent from my mother.”

Senator Gallagher says the the 2008 Ecuadorian constitution that offers citizenship by descent was not in effect when her mother was born in 1943.

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