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Published: 30 august 2019 15:51

Matas Baltrukevičius. What future awaits Viktoras Pranckietis?

Matas Baltrukevičius
Vygaudo Juozaičio nuotr. / Matas Baltrukevičius

Viktoras Pranckietis enjoyed the attention of news media and the favour of the opposition this summer. In his conflict with Ramūnas Karbauskis, the “Farmer” (LVŽS) leader did not have many supporters. It seemed that V. Pranckietis’ future is clear – there should be enough supporters to scuttle the motion of no confidence and then there would be excellent opportunities to choose from nigh any party operating in Lithuania, with whom to proudly head to the nearing Seimas elections.

Everything fell apart overnight. Irina Rozova’s scandal discarded all of the Seimas speaker’s aces. Now it will be very difficult to retain his lofty post and the number of options in his political future has greatly diminished.

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