Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission on Tuesday registered six candidates who want to fill a vacant parliament seat.
© DELFI

They include independent candidate Mindaugas Bastys, Irena Haase, representing the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Labor Party candidate Vigilijus Jukna, Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys, nominated by the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, independent candidate Mindaugas Tarnauskas and Paulius Visockas of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania.

The election in the single-member Zanavykai constituency, covering the southwestern city of Šakiai and several parts of Kaunas and Vilkaviškis District, will take place on Sep. 16.

The parliamentary seat became vacant following Bastys' decision to renounce his mandate after the parliament failed to strip him of his mandate during impeachment proceedings, which lead to a mass protest outside the parliament.

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Bastys breached its oath and committed a gross violation of the Constitution when he hid his ties with a former KGB officer.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

R. Karbauskis wants changes in his party: R. Baškienė and A. Nekrošius to no longer be his deputies

With the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) congress nearing, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas...

Civic committees aiming for Vilnius city council seats complain on inability to form coalition

Civic electoral committees aiming to compete for seats in the city municipal council are complaining...

Deliberations on A. Karbauskis’ amendments on child protection system postponed

The Seimas Legal Affairs Committee removed amendments proposed by Ramūnas Karbauskis on the child...

A. Monkevičius starts meetings with trade unions

Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevičius is starting meetings with education...

Conservatives compare S. Skvernelis’ links to D. Gudelis with R. Paksas and J. Borisov’s friendship

A journalist investigation has uncovered facts that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Minister...