Social democrats and PM 'not in control as they should be'

The ruling Social Democratic Party, which had until recently enjoyed unwavering popularity with voters, has found itself on a shaky ground recently. Political analysts say it is because the party's leader, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, has failed to control controversial situations as he should.
Algirdas Butkevičius
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

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