Long-standing chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, Zenonas Vaigauskas, has been reelected Chairman of the Commission for the new session. Of the 118 members of Parliament, 70 accepted his candidacy by secret vote, delfi.lt reported on 14 June.
Reportedly, Parliament Chairman Irena Degutienė proposed the candidacy of Vaigauskas to CEC chairman for a new term after the Parliament on Tuesday refused to approve Audrius Kasinskas, the head of the Legislative Department‘s Ministry of Internal Affairs Legal Department, to this position.
Vaigauskas has chaired the CEC since 1994.
In addition to Vaigauskas, the following were appointed to the Commission: Valdas Benkunskas, the Conservative representative, Reda Daniškevičiūtė, the Labour party representative, Danutė Markeliūnienė, a delegate of the Order and Justice Party, Inga Milašiūtė, the Liberal and Centre Union representative, Rokas Stabingis, of the Liberal Movement Party and Živilė Verbylaitė, the social democrats‘ representative.
Also, Julius Jasaitis, Ligita Klapaviščiuk, Laura Matjošaitytė and Jonas Udrys were delegated to the CEC by the Lithuanian Society of Lawyers.
Laura Gumuliauskienė, Elena Masnevaitė, Liutauras Ulevičius and Justinas Žilinskas were delegated by the Minister of Justice.
The Parliament adopted CEC by the 86 Parliament members‘ votes for, 1 – against and 3 abstained.