Labour Party (Lithuania)

The Darbo partija ( leiboristai ) (DP, German: Labour Party ( Laboristen ) ) is a political party in Lithuania.


Darbo partija was founded in 2003 by the Russian-born millionaire Viktor Uspaskich Russians. In the elections to the European Parliament in June 2004, the first election to who took the party, she won right away 30.2 % of the vote and went with 5 seats as the strongest party Lithuanian parliament. There they joined the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. She is also a member of the European Democratic Party, founded in 2004.

For the election of the Lithuanian Parliament Seimas on 10 October 2004, the Darbo partija combined 28.4 % of the votes and reached 39 of the 141 seats. Although the leading parties of Lithuania had previously ruled out a coalition, the Social Democrats and the Social Liberals formed a government with the Labour Party. Your party leader Uspaskich was Minister of Economic Affairs ( but only until June 2005).

Early May 2006 it was given the increasing allegations of financial irregularities in the accounts of the party to revolt against numerous members of the party founder and chairman authoritarian Uspaskich. Under the leadership of Viktoras Muntianas, one of the founding members of the Labour Party, came in the wake of 8 parliamentarians from the group and formed the Group of the Civic Democratic Party. As a result, broke the coalition with the Social Democrats. In the new minority government of Gediminas Kirkilas ( LSDP, July 2006), the Labour Party was no longer represented, agreed in the sequence in parliament but often with the government.

Total left until the summer of 2007 17 of the 41 deputies initially the fraction ( total of 9 for the Citizens Party, 4 to the Social Democrats, 2 for the Peasant Party, the Independent Group 1 and 1 to the Liberal Democrats ).

Because of the public prosecutor Viktor Uspaskich took off to Russia and gave in June 2006, the party presidency by telephone in favor of his deputy, Loreta Graužinienė on. Loreta Graužinienė chaired provisionally until new elections on 26 August 2006, when Kestutis Daukšys was elected as the new chairman.

In the local elections on 25 February 2007, the party was with 7.16% of votes win 111 seats in the municipalities. Thus, it was the sixth strongest party. In September 2007, Viktor Uspaskich returned from Moscow and settled in November 2007, reelected as Chairman of "his" party vote.

Although the parliamentary elections in October 2008 brought a defeat, but it was lower than had been expected after the scandals around their leader and the numerous party and faction outlets. The working party reached 9 % and 10 seats in the Seimas. She has since been in opposition.

Also in the 2009 European elections, the party was able to maintain stable and came to 8.8 % of the valid votes. Your party leader Viktor Uspaskich moved then as a deputy to the European Parliament.

The party has 12,800 members and was the end of 2008 with 6.5 million litas ( nearly 1.9 million euros) cash balance the wealthiest party in Lithuania.

After the dissolution of Naujoji Sąjunga ( Socialliberalai ) (New Union ( Social Liberals) ) on 9 July 2011, joined the majority of this party of Darbo partija, the 2012 member of the European Liberal, Democratic and Reform Party was in May.

2013 Darbo partija united with Leiboristai and was Darbo partija ( leiboristai ).


  • 2003-2006: Viktoras Uspaskich
  • 2006-2007: Kestutis Daukšys
  • 2007-2013: Viktoras Uspaskich
  • 2013: Vytautas Gapšys
  • 2013: Loreta Graužinienė


  • Darbo partija