Tony G joins the European Parliament as his Liberal Party gains two seats for the first time in their history.
It’s believed that over 400 million people voted in the 8th parliamentary elections to be held, since polling began back in 1979, and Tony G will now serve a five-year term that almost certainly puts him out of the poker frame for the foreseeable future.
“Today, we made history in Lithuanian politics,” Tony G told the associated press, “For the first time Liberals have won two seats in the European Parliament. My sincere thanks go to all voters, those who supported and helped me along the way!”
According to the Lithuania Tribune, the founder of PokerNews and TonyBet, was the wealthiest candidate to stand for election, in Lithuania, with declared assets of over LTL 93 Million ($36.7m), and the Liberal Party was also the wealthiest party.
It’s been an incredible rise to fame for Tony G, who first declared his intent to run for office back in October 2013, and was a member of the Lithuanian Olympic team that was paraded at the opening ceremony in London, back in 2012.
“I think that Lithuanian politics needs new people, and new blood, and I want to change policy,” Tony G told PokerNews back in October.
A total of 216 people ran for seats, and the new parliament will meet July 1-3, when the new President and 14 Vice-Presidents will be elected. The new president of the European Commission will be announced on 14-17 July.
Rumor has it that Tony G was elected to quell European worries that Russia could ignite World War III.
The man eats Russians for breakfast.
“Feel the power baby, can you feel my power.”