Justice Ministry registers Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party
Irena Šiaulienė, Juozas Bernatonis, Gediminas Kirkilas, Živilė Pinskuvienė
The Justice Minister registered on Thursday the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labor Party (LSDDP, a new political party founded after last year's split in the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP).
The new party is headed by Gediminas Kirkilas, a former prime minister and now a member of the Seimas.
"This means that the monopoly on Social Democracy has come to an end. We have two Social Democratic parties in Lithuania," Kirkilas said at a news conference on Friday.