The Central Electoral Commission held a sitting on Sunday, March 22, and confirmed the final results of municipal and direct mayoral elections.
Municipality elections
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

According to VRK Chairman, Zenonas Vaigauskas, election results in 38 municipalities were confirmed. In Širvintos District only the outcome of municipal elections was approved, whereas mayoral election results were annulled due to gross irregularities.

Members of the VRK discussed certain problematic municipalities, such as Jurbarkas, where pre-trial investigations were launched and possible vote-buying was observed.

Vaigauskas said that the VRK agreed to return to the issue and consider the legitimacy of municipal elections were it to receive information that councillors were elected infringing the Law on Election to Municipal Councils. According to the VRK chairman, separate candidates but not parties would be investigated.

On 8 March, the VRK validated election results in 19 municipalities, already after the first round of voting. Therefore, election results have been approved in a total of 57 out of 60 municipalities.

As reported, election results were annulled in Šilutė and Trakai Districts, whereas in Širvintos District only mayoral election results were declared void.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Prosecutor charges Paksas of agreeing to take bribe for his party

The public prosecutor in the influence peddling trial of Rolandas Paksas and Gedvydas Vainauskas ,...

I will stand for president election in any case, Paksas says - media

Rolandas Paksas , the former leader of Lithuania's Order and Justice party and now a MEP, say he...

Seimas takes step toward allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas has made another step towards opening the way for Lithuania's impeached former president...

Seimas to decide on overhaul of party subsidies

The Lithuanian parliament plans on Thursday to make a final decision on an overhaul of the model of...

Seimas to debate amendments allowing Paksas to run in elections

The Seimas plans to debate on Thursday draft constitutional amendments that would pave the way for...