Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė

Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

Presidential candidates

These presidential elections will be different: intrigue awaits

The nearing presidential elections will be rather different to the past two. In 2009, there was a clear leader and a second round wasn’t even needed, while in 2014 a second round did happen, but there was very little intrigue, writes. This time, however, things will be interesting – it will definitely be a new politician, who will arrive in Daukantas Square. Will this bring about greater voter turnout? […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis

Gap between party ratings leaders widens

In October, public support for the ruling “Farmer” party declined, however despite significant criticism, PM Saulius Skvernelis‘ support remained stable and confidence in the cabinet even grew, Spinter Tyrimai data shows. A survey performed by […]

Remigijus Šimašius

Liberals need strong leader to settle party crisis – political science

Remigijus Šimašius‘ decision to resign from leadership of the Liberal Movement should not affect the public opinion about the party, however, a new strong leader is needed solve the crisis emerging in the party, says Ainė Ramonaitė, professor at the Vilnius University’s International Relations and Political Science Institute. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Saulius Skvernelis

100 Days. Karbauskis – down, Skvernelis – up, Butkevičius – to outer space

One has already wallowed a good amount in scandals, the other has voluntarily chosen to remain in the shadows, while the third has successfully manoeuvred through and is reigning at the top of the ratings. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis

Experts cautious about Gabrielius Landsbergis’ conservative party leadership prospects

Lithuanian political scientists are cautious about the chances of Gabrielius Landsbergis, 33, to lead the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats whose long-standing leader Andrius Kubilius announced on Monday he would not seek re-election. […]