The Seimas of Lithuania has voted in favour of President Dalia Grybauskaitė's veto to a bill that would have removed restrictions for political parties to be involved in media production.
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Seventy-nine MPs voted in favour of adopting amendments to the Law on the Provision of Information to the Public with the president's proposals, 3 voted against and 26 abstained.

Earlier, on 23 June, the Seimas had adopted amendments to the law that would have allowed political parties to be producers or otherwise involved in providing public information.

Chief Advisor to the President, Rasa Svetikaitė, has said that the law would have abolished a safeguard preventing political parties from owning media outlets.

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