The measure was passed in a vote of 67 to one with six abstentions.
The amendment was tabled by a special working group set up by the parliament to prepare for a dual citizenship referendum.
The Law on Referendum currently requires that a referendum be held no later than three months and no sooner than two months after the Seimas passes its resolution to call the plebiscite.
The amendment calls for holding a referendum no later than eight months and no sooner than two months after the date of the respective resolution.
Arvydas Nekrošius, deputy speaker of the Seimas, said the current time-frame was too short to properly prepare for a referendum.
MP Algirdas Sysas of the opposition Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, however, called the decision a "political game" aimed at influencing people's opinion in a dual citizenship referendum that is planned to be held in tandem with next May's presidential election.
Former presidential candidate philosopher Arvydas Juozaitis was on Saturday elected chairman of the...
Two lawmakers from the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats...
Lithuania plans to launch telemedicine services for district and regional hospitals as of next year.
Five players of Lithuania's two top basketball teams, two members of the national football team, a...