- August 4, 2016
The LLRA slate will be led by Tamašunienė
Rita Tamašunienė will lead the slate of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, Waldemar Tomaszewski will be the “strategist” of the party- informed the political formation on its official website. The leader of LLRA does not announce the justification of this decision.
“According to decisions of the conference from the 2nd of August this year, the LLRA slate will have 141 candidates representing Polish, Russian, Byelorussian, Tatar, and other national minority organisations, and also, Lithuanian national communities. The slate will be managed by the starost of parliamentary faction LLRA Rita Tamaszuniene. The main architect of strategy and tactic of the party’s election campaign- MEP Waldemar Tomaszewski personally will lead the central electoral headquarters”- we read on the LLRA’s website.
“Christian values, social justice and fair policy- these are the main mottos of LLRA. Based on the results of numerous meetings with voters during the conference a believe was expressed, that the party will achieve 10% of Lithuanians’ votes and thus will interpose even 15 fair and principled representatives of the party to parliament.”- was stated in the announcement.
The party does not give us any reasons why Tomaszewski has resigned from taking part in the election. During the press conference on the 9th of May Waldemar Tomaszewski announced that he will be a candidate in the parliamentary election. The win in this election would mean the resigning from MEP mandate. But, during the party conference on the 9th of July, the decision that Tomaszewski will be the first figure on the LLRA slate has been made.
Translated by Agnieszka Bladowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.