The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) will likely decide in late September or early October whether or not to stay in the ruling coalition with the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), Gintautas Paluckas, the LSDP chairman, said on Wednesday.
Social Democrats in the Seimas
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Paluckas said that he would propose that the LSDP presidium ask the party's council to discuss this issue.

"I will propose that the presidium turn to the council, where we will hold broad discussions. The council will take the key decision when it convenes in late September to early October," he said at an online conference hosted by 15min.lt.

The LSDP presidium includes around 50 leading members of the party and the council has five times as many members.

Paluckas unveiled the plans a day after the LFGU, the senior coalition partner, and the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats signed a deal under which the ruling party pledged to reintroduce a reduced VAT rate on district heating in exchange for the opposition party's votes in favor of a state-owned forestry sector overhaul.

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