After the sitting of the Council of the Labour Party, it was announced that a congress of the party will be held on 6 June and it will elect a new chairperson to replace Loreta Graužinienė who has stepped down.
Lithuania's Labour Party
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Chapters of the party were obligated to elect delegates to the congress and put forward candidates for the chairperson's position. Although a decision was made on Friday that the Labour Party would be temporarily headed by Deputy Chairman Valentinas Bukauskas, however, it was later announced that Viktor Uspaskich, the founder and Honorary Chairman of the party, would be taking the wheel until a successor is elected in June.

As reported, Graužinienė resigned on 17 March taking personal responsibility for the poor results showcased by the Labour Party in municipal and mayoral elections. Graužinienė has said that she would not attempt to take the position again.

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