Andrius Navickas of the conservative Homeland Union-Christian Democrats on Thursday was sworn in as a member of the parliament.
Andrius Navickas
© DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

Navickas replaces Rokas Zilinskas, his fellow conservative who passed away last week.

Navickas, a religious expert and publicist and a former editor-in-chief of the Bernardinai.lt portal, was the highest-placed among the candidates on the Homeland Union's election list who did not pass the threshold to be elected to the parliament last fall.

The Homeland Union's political group in the Seimas has 31 members after Navickas joined it on Thursday.

Zilinskas died after a complicated disease at the age of 45. The former journalist was elected to the parliament in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

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