Vilnius City Municipality

Civic committees aiming for Vilnius city council seats complain on inability to form coalition

Civic electoral committees aiming to compete for seats in the city municipal council are complaining that they cannot form a coalition, while parties are able to. Discontent, five committees are saying that in terms of the electoral campaign, they are ignored and discriminated. Due to this, they have called upon the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) for explanations, writes. […]

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Founding and operation conditions for civic electoral committees should be more similar to parties’ – political scientist

With a third more civic electoral committees aiming to participate in the municipal elections than during the last, Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis has stated that the conditions for establishing and operating parties should be simplified or made alike those of the committees. Political scientists believe otherwise – that committee founding and operation conditions should be made more akin to parties, whose accountability to voters is greater, writes. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda

Presidential election campaign kicks off in Lithuania

The campaign for presidential election in Lithuania officially started on Monday with seven candidates already lining up to take a seat from incumbent President Dalia Grybauskaitė. […]

VRK meeting

Political entities feared by the parties: questions on transparency and accountability

Of the 58 civic electoral committees, which partook in the 2015 municipal elections, 19 had legal entities operating under similar names. The chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) Laura Matjošaitytė proposes to discuss whether […]

Laura Matjošaitytė

Lithuania’s election chief survives no-confidence vote

Laura Matjošaitytė, chairwoman of Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission, is staying in the post after surviving an opposition-initiated no-confidence vote at the parliament on Tuesday. […]

Seimas hall

Seimas spring session: Bastys’ impeachment, LRT probe, public service reform – BNS Review

Lithuania’s parliament is starting the spring session on Saturday – the political season is expected to be hot from the very start, with the parliament scheduled to vote next week on the impeachment of Mindaugas Bastys of the group of non-attached members. […]