Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (LLRA) will have its own political group in the Seimas for the first time since the Supreme Council (the reconstituent Seimas). Until now, Poles had its own political group only in 1991. According to the preliminary data, LLRA secured eight seats in the new Parliament. However, it is not completely clear yet, who will take these seats, delfi.lt writes.
At first glance, the list of MPs from LLRA’s list should not raise substantive doubts. None of the five LLRA candidates, securing places through the multi-member constituency, won in a single-member constituency, therefore, in theory, the group should consist of these five politicians plus the three winners of the single-member constituencies: Leonard Talmont, Rita Tamašunienė and Jarosław Narkiewicz.
However, it is still unclear whether Waldemar Tomaszewski will give up his seat in the European Parliament, and return to the Lithuanian Parliament.
In addition, there are hints that some LLRA politicians will give up their seats to allow the leaders of two parties, that joined LLRA before the elections, to take their place. For the Russian Alliance leader Irina Rozova to get into the Seimas, the seat must be given up not only by W. Tomaszewski, but also by someone in the top five, or Zbigniew Jedziński, who is in the sixth place. Vaidotas Prunskus, who was nominated 4th place in the party list before the elections, was ranked 11th by the voters, which means he could get into the Seimas only if his party fellows show immense kindness.
The only certain thing so far is that LLRA will have its own group in the Parliament. Until now, this political force used to merge with other parties. In the outgoing Seimas, all three representatives of LLRA were in the Order and Justice group.
|Electoral Action of Poles candidates elected to the Seimas|
|1.||Waldemar Tomaszewski||Multi-member constituency|
|2.||Wanda Krawczonok||Multi-member constituency|
|3.||Józef Kwiatkowski||Multi-member constituency|
|4.||Michał Mackiewicz||Multi-member constituency|
|5.||Zdzislaw Palewicz||Multi-member constituency|
|6.||Rita Tamašunienė||Single-member constituency|
|7.||Leonard Talmont||Single-member constituency|
|8.||Jarosław Narkiewicz||Single-member constituency|
|The table is based on the CEC data and preliminary data of the second round|