Lithuania’s Presidential Election Date Proposed for May 12, 2024
The Lithuanian Parliament, known as the Seimas, is set to consider a proposal to hold the Republic of Lithuania’s Presidential elections on May 12, 2024. The proposal was put forward by the Speaker of the Seimas, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, and received support from 107 members of parliament, with no objections, and two abstentions during a vote on Tuesday.
According to the Lithuanian Constitution, regular Presidential elections are to be held on the last Sunday no later than two months before the end of the President’s term. As the current President of the Republic of Lithuania took office on July 12, 2019, this would make May 12, 2024, an appropriate date for the next Presidential elections.
The Seimas is expected to revisit the proposal in its plenary session on November 7, 2023, and if approved, the decision on the date of the Presidential election will come into effect on November 12, 2023.
It’s important to note that in 2024, on May 12, Lithuania is also set to hold a mandatory referendum regarding an amendment to Article 12 of the Republic of Lithuania’s Constitution, which deals with citizenship. The referendum was announced by the Seimas on May 23, 2023.