- November 21, 2016
Tamašunienė: our club will be voting for good propositions from the opposition and ruling coalition.
LLRA party will be supporting all propositions in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania that are concurring with the party’s programme- said the starost of the party Rita Tamašunienė in the interview for “Polskie Radio”.
“The election has shown the need for changes in our country. Big parliamentary fractions and parties that has been ruling in the independent Lithuania for 25 years did not receive majority of votes.(…) We think that new government is able to face up to those requests of citizens and these changes will take place”- avowed the MP.
Tamašunienė is convinced that the new government should primarily care about citizens’ well-being.
“On no account can we abandon national minorities’ demands. According to the ratified Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, changes should occur. It might be that it really needs some time and understanding among politicians, that we do not pose any danger for our country. We are actually doing everything in order to create this prosperity collectively”- emphasized LLRA politician.
MP hopes that the European standards affecting national minorities will be something obvious in our country.
“We were not taking part in negotiations about creating the ruling coalition but we also do not think that being an opposition party would be a good thing for us. For the time being we declared ourselves to be a party that does not belong to the majority. I think that our parliamentary club has a free mandate and can vote for good propositions, not only of the opposition, but also the party of the government. And what is more, vote for what is agreeable with our programme and with our values”- says Rita Tamašunienė explaining the party’s attitude.
For now LLRA has 8 MPs.
Translated by Agnieszka Bladowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.