MEP Balčytis to run for SocDem Party leader, MEP Blinkevičiutė unlikely
Algirdas Butkevičius ir Zigmantas Balčytis
Foto: DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)
MEP Zigmantas Balčytis will run for the post of leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), but his colleague Vilija Blinkevičiutė is unlikely to join the leadership race after being chosen to head an important committee at the European Parliament (EP).
"I have made up my mind to run. As to changes, first of all, we must go back to the fundamentals, to the ideology," Balčytis told BNS.
"If I am elected the party's chairman, I will leave my post at the European Parliament right away," he added.
Blinkevičiutė, who was approved on We