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? […]

Riflemen's Union members

Experts: Lithuanians increasingly cognisant of threats and increasingly prepared to defend their homeland

Every second Lithuanian citizen believes that Russia is a large or very large threat, 40% of the public believe that Russia could attack Lithuania. Research also reveals that approximately 150 thousand Lithuanian citizens would defend […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Rima Baškienė, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Aurelijus Veryga

A. Ramonaitė – “Farmer” voters feel like losing the lottery

There are no specific reasons why the voters who voted for the “Farmers” are punishing them in the ratings now; there were expectations of change, for things to get better, but this did not materialise. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

ELECTIONS. First round of the Seimas elections. Analysis.

A representative of the statutory class at the top of the political pyramid is an exceptionally bad thing, thus seeing Saulius Skvernelis in the Prime Minister‘s chair would be a great mistake. Thus observes Vytautas […]


8 percent in Lithuania approve of Crimea annexation, poll shows

Under a tenth of the Lithuanian population – 8 percent – view the Russian annexation of Crimea in a positive light, and the share includes a considerable number of Lithuanian-speakers, shows a poll published by the Civil Society Institute on Thursday. […]