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Saeima approves in principle switching to presidential elections by open ballot

Friday, September 7, 2018

Saeima today approved in principle amendments to the Constitution that say the presidential elections will be done by open ballot. 82 Saeima members voted for the bill, Askolds Klavins (Greens/Farmers) voted against it, while Valdis Kalnozols (Greens/Farmers), Viktors Valainis (Greens/Farmers) and Juris Vectirans (Greens/Farmers) did not vote. Proposals for review of the bill in the second reading will be accepted until September 11. After that, Saeima will have to review…