MP Petras Gražulis, the vice-chairman of Lithuania's ruling Order and Justice party, is resigning from the position as the leader of the party's parliamentary group.
Petras Gražulis
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"I have made my statement on resignation from the post of the group's leader, I will remain an ordinary member of the political group," Gražulis told journalists during a meeting of the party's council on Monday evening.

He said the decision had to do with the "rather low" ratings of the Order and Justice party.

Gražulis' announcement comes shortly after MP Remigijus Žemaitaitis was appointed to head the party's election bureau, and the party's members Valdas Vasiliauskas ir Povilas Gylys said they would not run for parliament with the party and would leave the political group.

The latest polls published by Vilmorus last week shows that the Order and Justice was on the verge of not winning parliamentary mandates in multi-mandate voting, with just 5.3% of respondents planning to cast their ballots for the party. There is a 5% threshold for parties to qualify for parliament seats.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania's TS-LKD nominates ex-econmin for Vilnius mayor

Lithuania's conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats has nominated former...

Seimas makes first step in bringing hope to life prisoners

The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday made the first step towards bringing the hope of release to those...

Seimas to launch probe of political corruption during previous governments

The Lithuanian Seimas is set to launch a new parliamentary investigation into political corruption...

Seimas opposition blocks bid to provide state subsidy to breakaway SocDems

The Seimas opposition blocked on Tuesday an overhaul of public funding of political parties that would...

Professor Mažylis to run for European Parliament on Lithuanian conservatives list

Liudas Mažylis , professor at Vytautas Magnus University who has found an original copy of...