Journalist, philologist and litterateur Liudvikas Gadeikis, 63, has been elected chairman of the Council of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) on Tuesday.
Liudvikas Gadeikis
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He received seven out of 12 votes from the Council members and won against Professor Vilija Targamadzė and journalist, writer and lecturer Dalia Kutraitė-Giedraitienė.

A new Council chairman was elected after previous chairman Žygintas Pečiulis' term expired. Gadeikis was nominated to the LRT Council in 2016 by the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats' political group in the Seimas.

The Council has 12 members, with four delegated by the president and parliament, and another four by public organizations.

The Council is the public broadcaster's top governing body representing public interests.

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė assumed the position of the LRT's director general in April, replacing long-standing director Audrius Siaurusevičius.

The Seimas of Lithuania is currently carrying out an investigation into the LRT's activity.

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