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A.Guoga 15min in the study assured that the political force he represented had no ambition to be in power. Asked why the party had changed its mind several times in recent weeks: it said it would join the “peasants” and later talked about staying in opposition, A.Guoga avoided answering.
I do not think that I should guarantee (fate in the party – aut. Past.) If it does not create value for Lithuania, if it does not benefit the Lithuanian people.
“It simply came to our notice then. I said that education is a painful topic for me and I would like education to be much better than it is now, ”said a spokesman for the Labor Party.
The politician did not answer whether he hoped to be in the ruling majority or in the opposition and explained that the Labor Party politicians would “work for Lithuania”. According to A.Guoga, the party he represents could also work with the majority in the Seimas led by the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD).
Asked whether he would agree to sign a document obliging him to remain in the ranks of the Labor Party, A.Guoga did not provide a straight answer.
“I don’t think I should guarantee (fate in the party – aut. Past.) If it doesn’t create value for Lithuania, if it doesn’t create benefits for the Lithuanian people,” the politician said.
The results were not observed together
Unlike other parties awaiting election results, the Labor Party did not choose to observe election night together. One of the reasons for this may be the party leader V.Uspaskich, who has been suffering from an unnamed disease for several weeks.
A.Guoga assures that he last communicated with the party leader a few weeks ago, therefore he does not know how he feels. When asked how he assessed the party chairman’s decision not to take the COVID-19 test, he replied that it was a personal human decision.
A.Guoga himself said that if he felt good, he would not take the test.
“If I feel good, I don’t think I would behave differently (than V.Uspaksich – aut.past.). But if I felt bad and thought that there was a risk of others getting infected, I would not talk to other people, “said A.Guoga.
Party leader Viktor Uspaskich has not been in public for some time due to ill health, but refuses to take the COVID-19 test.
“Civil responsibility. But there is no temperature, no cough now, but for me, clearly better. I consulted with doctors, it is better for me not to talk for about three weeks “, V.Uspaksich said when journalists asked on Friday why he chose self-isolation.
Later, V.Uspaskich assured that he was in self-isolation in order to rest the body.
“All the more so I don’t use any academic medicine and I need a little more time to rebuild the body in this place,” the politician added.
He achieved everything in poker
When asked if he did not think that after becoming a member of the Seimas it might be necessary to refuse to participate in gambling, the politician said that he did not think that such activities should be prohibited, but at the same time stated that he could give way to young people.
“I think I have reached the maximum in my industry as much as possible – quite a lot. And I can give way to young people to achieve something too, “said A.Guoga.
When asked why, after the first round, the politician stated that he would either be a minister or a Seimas cleaner, a representative of the Labor Party said that he had “landed on the ground” and would be satisfied with work in any Seimas committee suitable for him.
“I have landed on the ground and the position that will be proposed is the one that would suit me, usually the foreign affairs committee or another committee that I feel is adequate and confident enough,” Guoga said.
I am landed on the ground and the position that will be proposed is the committee that would suit me, usually the Committee on Foreign Affairs or another committee where I feel adequate and confident enough.
There was a lack of personalities
Although in the first round of elections the party won 9 seats in the second round, only two Labor Party candidates made it. According to A.Guoga, many people have lost political force.
“The party has lost a lot of people, as we can see. We don’t have a lot of good people. And the party needs to be strengthened. It is the lack of single members, the lack of strong divisions, “said A.Guoga.
The politician did not rule out the possibility that the Labor Party could join other political forces to form a stronger party, but tended to leave the decision to the party council.
Asked to promise voters on the air that A.Guoga would not be a member of the Seimas for four years.
“It simply came to our notice then. People elected me a multi-member. If I see myself and be adequate, and create value for Lithuania, and see that I am needed, I will stay to work, ”said the representative of the Labor Party.
According to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), voter turnout in the second round of the Seimas elections reached 39.7 percent, with Laura Matijošaitytė, the chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission, announcing the closing of polling stations on Sunday.
Voters came to the polls less than in the first round two weeks ago. However, in 2020 The second round of parliamentary elections surpassed the turnout in 2008. (32%), 2012 (36%) and in 2016. (38%) in the second round of parliamentary elections.
Intends to remain in opposition
During the first round of elections to the Seimas, in a multi-member constituency, the Labor Party collected 9.47 percent. votes and won 9 seats, yielding only to the Homeland Union – the Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) and the Lithuanian Peasants ‘and Greens’ Union (LVŽS).
I have nothing to promise. People elected me a multi-member.
Antanas Guoga, Virgilijus Jukna, Mindaugas Puidokas, Andrius Mazuronis, Ieva Kačinskaitė-Urbonienė, Valentinas Bukauskas, Vytautas Gapšys, Viktoroas Fiodorovas and Vaida Giraitytė entered the Seimas with the flag of the Labor Party.
After the second round of elections, the Labor Party faction in the Seimas was able to fill two more seats in the Telšiai single-member constituency with a representative of the party Valentinas Bukauskas, and in the northern part of Nalšia – Rimvydas Podolskis.
However, after sending data to 38 districts out of 40 in the latter, R. Podolskis has collected a little more than 23 percent. no more votes and no chance of winning.
In Telšiai single – member constituency, after sending data to 25 districts out of 33, V. Bukauskas (52.49 per cent) leads Algirdas Bacevičius (44.35 per cent), a nationalist candidate of the Center.
A few days before the second election, the leader of the property party Viktor Uspaskich 15min stated believing that the Conservatives and Liberals will easily form a majority, so the Labor Party will remain in opposition.
He assured that the posts were not of interest to the Labor Party, and the party tended to remain in opposition.
“We already have a lot of experience – if you do not control the situation, it is not worth participating there and giving those people ministerial posts at the expense of the party, they earn there and run away,” the politician said.
According to V.Uspaskich, if the “peasants” won the election, the Labor Party would consider joining a coalition led by the current rulers, but the decision would depend on whether the Labor Party’s program would be approved.
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