Kaunas syndrome hits Vilnius city politics

  • 2003-05-08
  • Darius James Ross
VILNIUSThe technicalities and intrigues of the drawn-out deadlock over who gets to sit in the Vilnius mayor's chair have left the city effectively leaderless and with little hope of a resolution to the situation in sight.Although the Social Democratic Party's Gediminas Pavirzis was elected mayor by the City Council on April 9, Lithuania's Constitutional Court is now examining the validity of the election, in which five council members who were also members of the Seimas (Lithuania's parliament) participated. According to a January amendment in Lithuania's laws, politicians holding seats in...
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