Parliament confirms date of presidential elections

Only 3/5 of the MPs can attend the special sitting at which the head of state is to be elected. According to the amendments, if the election of the President becomes impossible owing to objective circumstances, the Parliament can postpone the sitting. If the head of state is not elected at a new sitting, return elections are announced. The rerun elections take place within 30 days of the last ordinary elections at which the President could not be elected.

Under the legislation, the procedure for electing the head of state is organized within two months of the declaration of the post of head of state vacant.

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