A total of 317 MPs voted in favour of the motion to lift the upper age limit of 75 years while 97 members voted against. Two members abstained from the vote.
Voting was by roll call and tally, in line with rule 89 of the Parliament's Rules of Procedure. The rule stipulates that voting at the second and third readings of the Bill for an Act of Parliament to amend a provision of the Constitution has to be by roll call and tally.
Parliament has now constituted a committee of the whole House to review the clauses in the bill, and vote on them, one by one. After this stage, the bill will be read for the third time and passed.