Liberals move to lower minimum age for standing as MP in Lithuania to 21 yrs

  • 2020-01-17
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS - The opposition Liberal Movement proposes to amend the Constitution to lower the minimum age for standing as a candidate in Lithuania's parliamentary election to 21 years.  The Constitution currently allows any Lithuanian citizen aged 25 years and over to run for a seat in the Seimas.  Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, the leader of the Liberal Movement's political group in the Seimas, says young people become increasingly involved in politics, but are underrepresented in the parliament.  "...
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