News2019.07.10 11:00

Seimas opposition leader calls early election the 'only alternative'

BNS 2019.07.10 11:00

An early general election is probably the only solution to the existing political circus, said Lithuania's liberal opposition leader Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen.

"An exhausted government lacking the will to act will continue fueling public disappointment. Responsible politicians have to consider the possibility of an early election, as it's probably becoming the only alternative to the stagnation for the next year and a half," the opposition leader said in a statement released on Tuesday.

According to her, it's obvious that stability is not the priority of those in power, as they have narrow party interests and want to resolve personal issues.

Four parties, including the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania (LSDDP), the Order and Justice party and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance, signed a coalition agreement last Friday.

Read more: Four parties in Lithuania sign coalition agreement

In protest, Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense, rresigned from the ruling political group, Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS).

Also representing the LVŽS, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis refuses to implement the new coalition agreement and hand over the position to the SDDP.

General election in Lithuania are scheduled for the fall of 2020.

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