- February 2, 2015
Social Democrats of the city Šalčininkai challenged the name “Waldemar Tomaszewski’s Block”
The Social Democrats Šalčininkai district in the Central Election Commission challenged the decision of the local election commission on registration in the local elections coalition called “Coalition Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and the Russian Alliance” Waldemar Tomaszewski’s Block.”
Chairman of the Social Democrats and the Šalčininkai district candidate for mayor Šalčininkai district is confident that the decision of the local election commission is contrary to the law, which provides that the name of a coalition of parties should be on the word “coalition” and can not be party names or the names of the candidates belonging to the coalition.
The Social Democrats stressed that it was on their list at number three starts Tomaševskij Valdemar, a list of the Coalition Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and the Russian Alliance “Waldemar Tomaszewski’s Block” have not, no. AWPL leader runs in elections mayor of Vilnius.
“Soleczniccy Social Democrats are hoping that the Main Election Commission will consider the complaint and annuls the decision of the local electoral commission which deliberately introduces possible voter confusion” – said in a statement the party.
Main Election Commission two weeks ago, has already voted on the use of the name in the name of Tomaszewski’s electoral list in regions Salcininkai and Vilnius. Then the Commission has not found any conflict with the law. Eight members voted for the authorization of use of the name, after three abstentions and it was against.
Translated by Michał Sadowski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.