The current legislative term in Lithuania will be half a year shorter than usual as the next parliamentary elections are likely to be held in the spring of 2020, the chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU) said on Tuesday.
Ramūnas Karbauskis
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Ramūnas Karbauskis said that they are planning to submit next month an amendment to the Constitution regarding a new date for Seimas elections.

"We intend to submit a constitutional amendment on January 12 to reduce the term of office of the current Seimas by half a year to ensure that future parliaments do not face the situation that we are in now, where decisions have to be taken in a matter of hours or days. We had several days between the formation of the government and the vote on the (2017) budget," he told reporters.

The LPGU will propose to hold parliamentary elections in spring.

"We have not yet made up our minds as to the month. We are yet to discuss this. But perhaps it will be April," Karbauskis said.

Under the Constitution, regular parliamentary elections are held on the second Sunday of October in the last year of the legislative term.

A constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds majority, or 94 votes, to be adopted.

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