World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Valdemar Tomaševski


Valdemar Tomaševski

Valdemar Tomaševski
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
7 June 2009
Constituency Lithuania
Member of the Seimas
In office
Constituency Šalčininkai
Personal details
Born (1965-03-03) 3 March 1965 (age 49)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
Nationality Lithuanian
Political party Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania
Religion Roman Catholicism

Valdemar Tomaševski (born 3 March 1965), rendered in Polish orthography as Waldemar Tomaszewski, is a Lithuanian politician of Polish descent and Member of the European Parliament. Leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL), Tomaševski has been an MEP since 2009. He sits in the European Conservatives and Reformists group, of which he is a Member of the Bureau on the group executive.

First elected to Vilnius district council for Electoral Action in 1995, Tomaševski was elected President of AWPL in 1999. He was first elected to the Seimas at the 2000 election, winning 51% of the vote in Šalčininkai.[1] In the same year, he became deputy mayor of Vilnius district, serving from 2000 to 2003. Finding himself as one of only two AWPL members in the Seimas, during the parliamentary term, he moved between factions, including Homeland Union and Order and Justice.

Tomaševski was re-elected to the Seimas in 2004 with 63% of the vote:[2] one of five candidates in the country elected in the first round. He was re-elected again at the 2008 election, winning 61%: eight times his nearest competitor's share.[3] He was AWPL's candidate in the May 2009 presidential election, the first that AWPL had entered, and received 4.7% of the national vote, in fourth, with Dalia Grybauskaite winning comfortably.

The following month, he stood for election to the European Parliament. Winning 8.4% of the vote, up from 5.7% in 2004, AWPL won its first ever MEP, with Tomaševski topping the list and being elected. He joined the European Conservatives and Reformists, and was appointed to the group's bureau.

He has been awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

See also


External links

  • (Polish) Tomaševski's official website
  • Profile at European Parliament website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.