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? The total is 140 with two halls rounded down. Thus 141.

Darbo Partija might go to a coalition with the conservatives and liberals, leaving the soc-dems to retire. There is a lot to fight or loose in the 2nd round.

by das monde on Mon Oct 15th, 2012 at 04:11:00 PM EST
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Is Darbo Partija  a leader centric construct? Will they go where their leader goes?

I gained the impression that a lot of lithuanian parties are fluid, fluctuating around persons.

by IM on Tue Oct 16th, 2012 at 03:30:03 PM EST
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Political personalities frequently create "own" parties to advance to Seimas. But most of them fail: look at Zuokas now, former conservative prime minister Vagnorius, etc.

On the other hand, the Liberal Movement, the social-democrats and the conservatives are clearly more centered around ideology than leaders.

If Uspaskich becomes a prime minister, he and Darbo Partija should be considered as separate entities for a while. Darbo Partija has a number of former leftish hopes, such as the social-liberal almost president Paulauskas.

by das monde on Wed Oct 17th, 2012 at 04:12:34 AM EST
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