Ramūnas Karbauskis

Karbauskis, one of the wealthiest men in Lithuania

The Chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union Ramūnas Karbauskis is also held to be one of the wealthiest citizens of the country. How much money and property does he actually have? […]

Andrius Kubilius, Gabrielius Landsbergis

ELECTIONS. Kubilius identifies the Conservatives’ main mistake

Former Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrat (TS-LKD) Chairman and former PM Andrius Kubilius identified the main mistake made by the Conservatives which could have hurt the party’s chances in the second round of voting. […]

Algirdas Paleckis with his wife Olga

ELECTIONS. Incredible fortune – the disappearance of A. Paleckis’ loan

The image of the controversial candidate to Seimas in the Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia district Algirdas Paleckis, who cannot boast any big income, is fairly paradoxical. He has received considerable sums from what is suspected to be the unemployed and pensioners, lives in a house on Laurai street, while a half million litas loan mysteriously up and vanished following some scandalous rhetoric from Paleckis, who had no income to cover the loan himself. […]

In the Social Democrat party rally in 2013

ELECTIONS. Butkevičius’ on unsteady footing – potential replacements

With the poor Social Democrat (LSDP) performance in the multi-mandate electoral district, earning only 13 mandates, discussions have sprung up in the party, on potentially selecting a replacement for PM Butkevičius. The man in question does not deny such a possibility either, expressing no attachment to the position of party chairman. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis

ELECTIONS. Who will win the 2nd round and form the coalition government?

Epilogue no. 2 and prologue no. 1 to the coming four years: single-mandate lottery in the second round and a coalition. Ligitas Kernagis who failed to obtain a mandate in this election once sang “Ratings, ratings, ratings everywhere, single-mandate in hand, money elsewhere”. We will not be talking about money in this article because much has already been said while analysing the financial declarations of candidates. Today we speak of that which everyone is concerned with – who will win the second round and form the coalition government. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis

ELECTIONS. Crumbling Social Democrat lead. Analysis

With the Seimas election already this weekend, the latest poll data shows that three parties are currently neck and neck in the electoral race. The Social Democrats (LSDP) have managed to maintain a lead, but it is a tenuous one with both the Peasant Greens (LVŽS) and Conservatives (TS-LKD) in close pursuit. While there are a number of coalition variants being discussed, the final outcomes of this election are currently anyone’s guess. […]