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Mazuronis made the statement to LRT.lt after party colleague Loreta Graužinienė expressed her concern about the party’s uncertain future after the founder of the Labour Party Viktor Uspaskich left the party.
Graužinienė also said that the party is waiting for Mazuronis’ decision on whether he will give up his MEP mandate and will lead the party to elections. Mazuronis himself said that the decision will depend on the wishes of the party.
“I think all the arguments need to be weighed. The only one who would want me to leave the European Parliament is Petras Gražulis as he would take that place. Would it be better for Lithuania better? I do not know, we can discuss that,” said Mazuronis.
“Since Uspaskich has withdrawn from the Labour Party, I am now the only representative of the party in the European Parliament. We will discuss whether I should better lead the party in the parliamentary elections and refuse the MEP mandate,” said the Labour leader.