- November 9, 2012
Tomaszewski: We Live In an Interesting Country
“In terms of politics, we live in an interesting country and everything here is possible,” said a Member of European Parliament and the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, Waldemar Tomaszewski, in the interview with Znad Wilii radio.
“There are no good reasons to cancel the results of the parliamentary elections. In terms of politics, we live in an interesting country and everything here is possible. Lithuania is the only European Union country where the president was impeached and removed from the office, so whatever the decision of the Constitutional Court is, it will not surprise me,” said the politician.
Tomaszewski answered the question concerning Songaiła’s accusations against the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania: “What do you expect from Mr Songaiła? A person whose four parties did not get 1 per cent of votes tries to represent the political elite in the Constitutional Court. This is ridiculous.”
“If the elections are repeated, we will simply fight again, regardless of the cost and fatigue of campaign team. Our campaign was run modestly and we spent only half of the funds that was allocated for the campaign,” the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania commented the election repetition.
Tomaszewski has once again highlighted the main objectives of the party programme. A far as economy is concerned, they are: a shift to biofuel that would allow the reclamation of 800,000 hectares of land that lies fallow; job creation in rural areas; an increase in energy security and a 20 up to 30 per cent increase in local roads funding. Another objective is a judiciary reform that would introduce the jury. Moreover, national minorities rights are to comply with EU standards.
Tłumaczenie Monika Rak w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Monika Rak the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.