The Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament) has made another step towards opening the way for Lithuania's impeached former president Rolandas Paksas to stand as a candidate in elections. A respective constitutional amendment on Thursday, September 20, passed the second reading in the parliament with 63 votes in favour, 21 against and 16 abstentions. In the next stage, the amendment will require at least 94 votes to be passed. A constitutional amendment must be debated and voted on twice by the Seimas, with an interval of at least three months between the votes.
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