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Seimas fails to overturn president’s veto on election rule change

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Lithuanian parliament has failed to overturn the president’s veto on electoral rules change. The bill on lowering electoral threshold from 5 to 3 percent was passed in December, but President Gitanas Nausėda refused to sign it into law. On Tuesday, the parliament, Seimas, moved to reject the president’s veto, but came one vote short. Seventy MPs supported the bill, 51 opposed and two abstained. However, 71 votes is needed…