Voters will not be able to ‘move’ right before municipal elections

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has signed amendments to the Law on Elections to Municipal Councils which she herself initiated and which were adopted by parliament. The amendments are aimed at ensuring greater election transparency. […]

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Different challenges await new mayors of Lithuania’s biggest cities

New mayors of Vilnius and Kaunas will have to deal with different challenges. Remigijus Šimašius, new mayor of the Lithuanian capital, will have to address the city’s financial problems and reduce heating bills, while businessman Visvaldas Matijošaitis, the new mayor of Lithuania’s second city, will have to attract more investment, says economist Gitanas Nausėda. […]

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Liberal Šimašius claims victory in Vilnius mayor election

Remigijus Šimašius, the Liberal Movement‘s candidate for Vilnius mayor, has announced he defeated incumbent mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Artūras Zuokas, in Sunday’s run-off election. […]

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President Grybauskaitė slams Central Electoral Commission

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has sharply criticised the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) after facts surfaced about election violations in Trakai municipality and mass re-registration of place of residence elsewhere. According to the president, these facts attest to the lack of quality in the commissions work. […]