The fraying of Lithuania’s Social Democrats

  • 2017-10-26
  • Kestutis Girnius
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) is undergoing the greatest crisis in its history. Once known for its internal discipline and ability to avoid the schisms that have plagued other Lithuanian political parties, it has been sundered by increasingly public and bitter quarrels about whether it should remain in the governing coalition lead by the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Party (LVZS). The Party’s new  chairman 38-year-old Gintautas Paluckas, elected in April, is adamant in his insistence that the LSDP must leave the coalition, while the majority of the Party’s pa...
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