Conservatives won’t work with vote buyers, dishonest parties

Gabrielius Landsbergis after casting his vote at the Seimas elections 2016
DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

In his words, conversations were held with various political parties, however, there were no coalition talks yet.

“We speak to everybody all the time, there are various conversations with many parties, however, there have not yet been any negotiations,” the conservatives’ leader told journalists after voting.

In his words, the coalition talks should be clear after election results are available – not necessarily on Sunday.

“The path I have chosen is to not say ‘no’, however, those who buy votes, who are dishonest and lack honor – they are unacceptable to me,” he added.

After arriving at the polling station in Vilnius with his wife and four children, Landsbergis urged the population to be active in the elections, regardless of the party they have chosen to support.

Landsbergis applauded the high voter turnout during the few days of early voting, expressing hope that the conservatives, which have been in opposition until now, would secure 40-45 mandates.

Over 137,000 people cast their ballots in early voting earlier this week, which indicates a rise by 26,000 voters from the last elections.

In the last 2012 parliamentary elections, the conservatives won 15 percent of the vote in multi-member voting in the first round of elections, securing a total of 33 mandates in Lithuania’s 141-seat parliament after the second round. The conservatives were in opposition in the last four-year term.

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