Posts tagged as Labour Party

Lithuanian MP Guoga galutinai paliko Seimą

Friday, February 19, 2021

Vyriausioji rinkimų komisija (VRK) penktadienį galutinai leido Antanui Guogai palikti Seimą. Buvęs europarlamentaras, pokerio žaidėjas ir verslininkas atvyko į posėdį ir neteko Seimo nario mandato. Jo vietą netrukus užims partijos kolega Artūras Skardžius. Nuo vasario 20 dienos A.Guoga Seimo nariu nebebus, o jo vietą užims po brūkšniu likęs Darbo partijos narys Artūras Skardžius. Buvęs Seimo narys po posėdžio tikino nesidžiaugiantis, kad laisvą vietą užims būtent jis, tačiau sakė, kad darbas…

Lithuanian parliament member Antanas Guoga resigns after conflict with party leader who advertised Covid-19 ‘cure’

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

“Antanas Guoga is resigning as a member of the Lithuanian Parliament, the head of Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission confirmed on Tuesday,” – reports LRT.LT According to Laura Matjosaityte he said he was resigning “of his own free will”. LRT.LT also reports that Guoga is a former member of the European Parliament who ran for parliament with Viktor Uspaskich’s Labour Party. “After the latter came under fire for advertising a Covid-19…

Despite Covid-19 outbreak at parliament

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Even though over a dozen MPs and an entire party group have been forced to self-isolate due to the coronavirus, the parliament has failed to pass amendments allowing to hold sessions online. Two amendments to the Seimas Statute, which regulates legislative procedures in the parliament, were proposed by the ruling conservative-liberal bloc, but both failed to muster enough votes to pass. One of the proposals got 70 votes in favour…

Lithuania’s Labour Party makes a comeback despite dark past

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Despite a criminal investigation and a short-lived exile in Russia of its founder Viktor Uspaskich, Lithuania’s Labour Party is set to make a comeback in the October parliamentary election. Dark past  In 2006, a criminal investigation into the party’s activities found that, in 2004–2006, it concealed 7.4 million euros in income and 4.3 million euros in expenditures. The court summoned the party leaders, including the founder Viktor Uspaskich, to testify.…

Lithuania’s Labour Party leader not to stand for election

Friday, July 31, 2020

Lithuania’s Labour Party has named Vigilijus Jukna, a former agriculture minister, as their lead candidate for the October parliamentary election. Meanwhile, MEP Viktor Uspaskich, the party’s chairman, will not stand in the election at all. “I see myself in the executive branch, so I’m the party’s candidate for prime minister,” Uspaskich told reporters on Thursday evening after the party’s council announced the line-up of candidates. “If the election is a…

Britain’s Labour Party leader backs Brexit referendum

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back a new referendum on Brexit after parliament defeated its alternative plan for leaving the European Union, its eurosceptic leader Jeremy Corbyn said, softening his reservations about a second popular vote. With 29 days left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, the leaders of Britain’s two main parties have been forced into making key turns on the divorce in recent…