Liberal MP Cmilyte-Nielsen elected Lithuania's parliamentary speaker

  • 2020-11-15
  • BNS/TBT Staff
VILNIUS – Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, the 37-year-old leader of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, was on Friday elected as the speaker of the Seimas.      She was elected in a secret ballot with 106 votes in favor, 18 against and five abstentions. Two votes were invalidated.  Cmilyte-Nielsen was born in Siauliai in 1983 and graduated from Didzdvaris Gymnasium in 2001. She received her bachelor's degree in English philology from the University of Latvia in 2007.  Cmilyte-Nielsen was a professional chess...
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