Kubilius faces challenge for party leadership

  • 2011-04-13
  • TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian parliamentary speaker Irena Degutiene has announced that she will challenge Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius for leadership of the "Homeland Union - Christian Democrats" at the upcoming party elections.

Though Kubilius has led the party since 2003, Degutiene is a popular figure and pundits expect a close race.

Degutienesaid that even if she wins the elections she will not make a bid for the Prime Minister's post.