Perspectives on communist successor parties

The case of Lithuania

Terry D. Clark, Jovita Pranevičiute

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Abstract

The successor party to the Lithuanian Communist Party (LCP) has shown amazing adaptability in weathering the transition period to remain a major political force throughout the post-communist period. The LCP severed all formal ties with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and became the independent Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party (LDLP) in late 1989. As the LDLP, the party was the governing party from 1992 to 1996. In early 2001 it merged with the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) to become the new LSDP. The LSDP has been the major party in governing coalitions from 2001 to the present. We explore the challenges that Lithuania's successor party has faced and the reasons for its remarkable success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-464
Number of pages22
JournalCommunist and Post-Communist Studies
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Perspectives on communist successor parties : The case of Lithuania. / Clark, Terry D.; Pranevičiute, Jovita.

In: Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 41, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 443-464.

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