Jostling for position in parliament

  • 2003-01-23
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSNow that the initial shock has subsided, a clearer picture of Lithuania's fractured political forces and of Rolandas Paksas' ascendancy is beginning to emerge.Questions regarding political tactics, inter-party alignment and the probable relationship between the future president and the Seimas, Lithuania's parliamen, are at the forefront of an electric political debate.The first alteration in the disposition of political forces was the announcement last week by the leaders of the Liberal Union, Center Union, and Modern Christian Democrats of a merger that will pose itself as a counter...
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