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The Jewish Community of Lithuania re-elected Faina Kukliansky for the second term as its chairperson at an election on Sunday, while her competitor Simonas Gurevicius dismissed the vote as unlawful and pledged to turn to court.
Faina Kukliansky
Faina Kukliansky
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Monika Antanaityte, the head of the community's secretariat, told BNS that "Kukliansky won (the election) by majority vote)."

"Voters either voted for Kukliansky or abstained. Nobody voted for Gurevicius," said Antanaityte but said she was unable to specify the voting results for now.

Gurevicius, who was recently elected as the leader of the Jewish Community of Vilnius, told BNS that the Vilnius Jews would go to court over the electoral conference's decisions on artificial obstacles for Jews who could have observed the election and the election procedures that ran counter to the bylaws of the Jewish Community of Lithuania.

Gurevicius maintains that the revision of the election scheme a month before the election reduced the power of regional organizations, which boosted the chances for Kukliansky to be re-elected for the second four-year term at the helm of the Jewish Community of Lithuania.

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