Labor Party begins campaign early

  • 2003-10-23
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - One of Lithuania's wealthiest politicians held a convention creating the country's newest political party on Oct. 18 in what many are describing as the unofficial starting gun for next year's parliamentary elections.Viktoras Uspaskichas, until two weeks ago the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) representative from the city of Kedainiai, convened the first meeting of the Labor Party where he was almost unanimously elected leader by the 823 attending delegates.The move bore resemblance to the founding of the Liberal Democratic Party in early 2002 by the popular Rolandas Paksas, who ...
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