Civic electoral committees aiming to compete for seats in the city municipal council are complaining that they cannot form a coalition, while parties are able to. Discontent, five committees are saying that in terms of the electoral campaign, they are ignored and discriminated. Due to this, they have called upon the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) for explanations, lrt.lt writes.
Vilnius City Municipality
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The possibility of taking matters to court has been mentioned.

According to the VRK chairwoman Laura Matjošaitytė, there were discussions earlier of allowing civic electoral committees to join into coalitions, however legal regulation has not changed and the law does not specify such coalitions. Based on the law, with no less than 35 days to go until elections, parties can form coalitions and merge electoral rolls.

The municipal elections are to be held on March 3.

Government proposes introducing equal university admission criteria

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday put before the country's parliament amendments on setting equal...

Over 500 children born in Lithuania after assisted insemination

521 children have been born after assisted insemination in Lithuania over the past two years,...

Number of road traffic victims goes down

The number of road traffic victims in Lithuania has gone down at the fastest rate in the European...

Lukiskes prison to be moved out of Vilnius in July

Lukiskes Remand Prison , situated in central Vilnius , will be vacated in early July, six months...

Illegal migration discussed with Vietnamese minister

Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas met with Vietnamese Public security Minister To Lam...