- July 18, 2012
The EAPL approved a preliminary electoral list
During the 12th Family Touristic Meeting of the EAPL and UPL in Bieliszki village in Vilnius County, which was held on Saturday (July 14), took place a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania. An initial electoral list of candidates of the EAPL for parliamentary elections in autumn.
The meeting was devoted to issues of upcoming election. “The members of the Supreme Council discussed the future strategy for parliamentary elections, as well as pre-approved the list of candidates with 90 persons nominated by authorities of the Electoral Action, the Union of Poles in Lithuania and the Association of Teachers of Polish Schools in Lithuania “Macierz Szkolna”. The rest of the list will be filled with persons selected by the coalition of the EAPL – Russian and Belarusian organizations and Lithuanian communities” – reported EAPL’s office.
On August 20, in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, a pre-election party conference will be held to approve the final list of candidates.
The 12th Family Touristic Meeting “Sużany 2012” of the EAPL and UPL took place in Bieliszki village last week. “Our family meeting began on July 14, but my thoughts are at October 14, when parliamentary elections will take place. They are another challenge and a test of our organization and unity” – said the EAPL President Waldemar Tomaszewski. Tomaszewski added that it’s good to rest and relax before an intense work, in order to cross the 5 percent electoral threshold and win elections despite the logs and obstacles thrown at the feet of the party and its coalition partners.
The twelfth edition of the traditional Family Touristic Meeting of the EAPL and UPL was held in Bieliszki village (Vilnius County) at Lake Asveja. The EAPL and UPL members and sympathizers of these organizations spent the weekend in tents and caravans, participating in contests and sports competitions.
Participants could check themselves in multiple individual disciplines, such as shooting to the target, fishing, weightlifting, chess or checkers. However, biggest emotional arousal was caused by team rivalries in volleyball and football. Children could participate in art competitions designed for them and in workshops on clay-modeling. The evening could not pass without a fire, colourful fireworks and a disco.
On the new mobile stage, which cost 120.000 litas, played bands from Vilnius region: “Barwy Podwileńskie”, “Kapela Podwileńska”, “Czerwone maki”, “Sużanianka” and “Wiza”.
The meeting could not pass without disco polo, cheep beer and… riots caused by outsiders who, according to organizers, arrived to the meeting in great number. For this reason, the organizers announced that in future the meeting will be more closed event, and the control and selection of participants will be more strict.
Tłumaczenie Ewelina Zarembska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Ewelina Zarembska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.