TS-LKD's Haase gets seat in Seimas – watchdog

Irena Haase
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Lithuania's Central Electoral Commission on Thursday approved the results of the last weekend's election in Zanavykai constituency to fill a vacant parliamentary seat and officially declared Irena Haase, representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, as the winner.

Haase got 60.89 percent of votes during the Sunday vote, and her rival, independent candidate Mindaugas Bastys received 35.47 percent of votes.

Voter turnout was 27.08 percent, or 8 413 voters, despite 31 062 people being registered on the local electoral roll.

The by-election in Zanavykai constituency was held after its representative in the parliament, Bastys, renounced his mandate following a failed impeachment and a large protest outside the parliament.

The Constitutional Court earlier ruled that Bastys had breached his oath and committed a gross violation of the Constitution after he hid his ties with a former KGB agent.

Source: BNS
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