- November 21, 2012
Some of the Seimas Committees have chosen their leaders
There will be 15 committees in the new government. The Human Rights Committee will probably be led by Leonard Talmont, an MP from the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania.
Other members of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania will work in the following committees: Rita Tamošunienė – the Committee of Budget and Finance; Michał Mackiewicz – the Committee of National Security and Defence; Jarosław Narkiewicz – the Committee of Education and Science; Wanda Krawczonok – the Management Committee of the State and Local Governments; Józef Kwiatkowski – the Committee for Social Affairs and Labor.
Salamakinas Algimantas, a social democrat, was chosen to be the chairman of the Environment Committee. The Audit Committee will be chaired by Jolita Vaickienė, an MP form the Order and Justice party (“Tvarka and teisingumas”).
The opposition proposed that the Audit Committee was theirs but the ruling coalition did not give up the job. In return they offered the position of a chairman in the Committee of Anti-Corruption and Ethics.
The Committee of Budget and Finance will be chaired by a social democrat Bronius Bradauskas; the Committee for Information Society Development – a social democrat Mindaugas Bastys; the Rural Affairs Committee– Saulius Bucevičius form the Labour Party (“Darbo Partija”); the Committee for Social Affairs and Labor – a social democrat Kristina Miškinienė; the Health Committee – Dangutė Mikutienė from the Labour Party; the Committee of Education, Science and Culture – Audronė Pitrėnienė from the Labour Party; the Foreign Affairs Committee – a social democrat Benediktas Juodka, the Management Committee of the State and Local Governments – Valentinas Bukauskas from the Labor Party.
Elections in other committees will be held in the immediate future.
The ruling coalition includes: 37 social democrats, 29 members of the Labour Party, 11 members of the Order and Justice party and 8 members of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania. There are 85 MPs from the coalition in the Seimas altogether.
The opposition includes: 33 conservatives, 10 liberals, 7 members of the Way of Courage party (“Drąsos kelias”) and 4 MPs from a mixed group in the Seimas.
Tłumaczenie Marta Dubiel w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Marta Dubiel the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.