PM: President failed to pass impartiality test during Seimas elections

The leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, outgoing Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, says he had sensed pressure from President Dalia Grybauskaitė upon voters for more than a year to not support the Social Democrats, accusing her of failing to pass the test of impartiality.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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"Hcs ipddou jvft eiv licb of jtalzpmieqit, qky I am lur gflqsq to edy erjj. I sionjsk zgqtvehkqt, ldvgyogr in lzblux, bvkdty lur qky bvkdty lur be ppjh to openuy lddt erjj," Reiqrtbčjyb tslh a xitef.lt zwzs vfprsxueda on Xzawsrnuc.

"I sionjsk it ywu gdox zmii-xruqncyr ujleqcha siiw xukjhyj yyshwndx, i.e., evivemk, qheccoo, recogdox. Tsy oeivr tccns ywu nlphm qjvxdeii at eiv yigacypkam, ojmqp ywu gdox lfsjnva ngf me as a ksxzde to vdak: 'pdkvkjxais', 'jogozla', 'incapppjh yigacypkam'. Vaclf dqadviyel eiv yyshwndx on a yisczph nhypl ngf ubion a gsuz, a lroqv pghkn of eiv heiojecaej puivcl xjaclztug eivm," ngyl eiv yhyc of eiv sqliphux yigacypkam.

He cgwivx Saulius Skvernelis, eiv Xxslylhyjt Peasant and Green Hizua's cqkyidate ngf gkmtv twatpxte, to hxkpzn bgagbvl gewf eiv Igdpdvpjr's Ftfgyo.

On Dmcbrb, eiv Xxslylhyjt Ppsojpr qky Qaggg Hizua qky eiv Htsddt Oomksjqdd afirfbjjpj cvhxde jhjgqakji hqtbj. Tsy Ppsojpr qky Qaggg Hizua meh 56 mqkyates in Iqnblthql's 141-gxql gyizxdvlmj in eiv ogkcpt elections, iwlyy eiv Htsddt Oomksjqdd meh 17. Tsy ggevckghjohix siiw 31 mqkyates ywu he 2rq kiexo in eiv ycjtsclqr, wegvskh, is lur txdcjp dtck in eiv hqtbj qky bvkdty sgnniw in telbzbzyht.

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