Zuokas elected Vilnius mayor

  • 2011-04-20
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Vilnius City Council has voted Arturas Zuokas as the new mayor of the capital city, a position he also held from 2000-2007. 

Zuokas' return to the post marks an incredible turnaround following a bribery conviction in 2008.

Zuokas, the former leader of the Liberal and Centre Union, secured 26 out of 51 votes in the council on April 19. In the municipal elections earlier this year he received the most mandates in the city, making him a leading contender for the mayor's post despite his bribery conviction.