Representatives of movements based in Druskininkai, Alytus and Lazdijai founded an association For Lithuania on Friday, electing former basketball coach Tomas Pačėsas as its leader.
Tomas Pačėsas
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

Pačėsas is currently serving as member of the municipal council of Alytus, southern Lithuania.

"Our objectives today are modest, we care about regional politics, regional cooperation, we want it to become more intense and simpler, with attention to everyone's thoughts, strives, and the work should be closer and more productive," he told journalists in Alytus.

The association For Lithuania was established by a Pačėsas-led movement For Alytus, Druskininkai Mayor Ričardas Malinauskas-led association For Druskininkai and an organization led by Lazdijai Mayor Artūras Margelis.

The Malinauskas-led movement is mainly comprised of people who split from the Social Democratic Party a few years ago, while the Margelis' organization includes former members of the conservatives.

The two politicians were elected as deputy chairmen of the movement For Lithuania, which plans to cooperate in the 2019 elections to local governments and mayors.

Founders say it includes around 700 members.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Government to hold meeting on whether to establish Ethnic Minority Council

Lithuania's government is set to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the need to establish an Ethnic...

Grenade neutralized on Nida beach

A dangerous grenade was found on the beach in Lithuania's western resort town of Nida on...

Social insurance budget planned with EUR 326 mln surplus

The Lithuanian state social insurance fund Sodra 's draft budget for 2020 targets a surplus of...

Juozaitis may lead new party created by Order and Justice members

An Order and Justice leader expects philosopher Arvydas Juozaitis , one of the candidates in last...

Landsbergis on dialog with Minsk: we want to please someone who put boots on our table

Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis raises the question of whether...