Lithuania's parliament 'now in dire straits,' but hope is not lost

  • 2006-04-19
  • Interviews by Tassos Coulaloglou
On April 11, a sudden no-confidence vote shook the national legislature after it removed long-time speaker Arturas Paulauskas. The Social Liberal chief wasted no time in reacting and promptly pulled his party, including two ministerial portfolios, out of the coalition. Since then, events have moved quickly in Lithuania. The Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) hastily elected a new speaker, and the Labor Party emerged as the new heavyweight in Lithuanian politics. To capture a clearer picture of the situation in the legislature, The Baltic Times caught up with two MPs 's Jonas Cekuolis, a member...
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