Conservatives receive mixed reviews at midterm: Government gets criticism from politicians, high marks from voters

  • 1998-10-29
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - After two years at the helm, the Lithuanian Conservative Party is taking heart in its accomplishments despite mounting criticism from the opposition.In October 1996, the Conservative Party of Vytautas Landsbergis and Gediminas Vagnorious captured 66 of 140 seats in the country's Parliament and formed a coalition government with the Christian Democrats (15 seats) and the Central Union (14 seats).The left-leaning opposition was left in a weak position: the Labor Democratic Party (LDDP) gained 11 seats, the Social Democrats 10.Since winning an absolute majority in Parliament, the Con...
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