3 ex-chiefs of Lithuanian SocDems urge party to stay in ruling bloc

Amid proposals from some branches of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party to withdraw from the ruling coalition, three former leaders – ex-PMs Algirdas Butkevičius and Gediminas Kirkilas, as well as former parliamentary speaker Česlovas Juršėnas – insist that the party should stay in the bloc.
Gediminas Kirkilas, Algirdas Butkevičius
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

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