Prime Minister vows to quit party on election loss

  • 2008-09-09
  • In cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas has vowed toquit the Social Democratic Party if it losses the parliamentary elections inOctober.

In an interview with Lithuanian national radio, the primeminister said he would "certainly" leave the party if it is defeated in theupcoming elections. The head of government also said, however, that he believesthe party will have a strong performance at the polls.

"I believe that the Social Democrats will be successful inthe elections and will have a better result than in the 2004 elections," hesaid.

According to a survey published by the Vilmorus pollster inJuly, the Social Democrats would receive support from about 10 percent of thecountry's voters.