Julius Sabatauskas, Gintautas Paluckas
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The most likely pretenders to Social Democrat leadership

Mindaugas Sinkevičius, Zigmantas Balčytis and Gintautas Paluckas are the three Social Democrats who, according to experts, are the most likely to take leadership of the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP). However the SocDems would likely […]

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New ratings – concerning trends

Bad news for the LiberalsIf elections were to happen next Sunday, the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LPGU) would triumph in it following its continued rise in popularity. Political scientist Virgis Valentinavičius warns that the […]

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Budget 2017 – who will be better of next year?

The President and the new government have stressed a number of times that one of the greatest tasks for next year would be to reduce social segregation. The 2017 budget allocates over half a billion euro to social needs. The Prime Minister promises larger pensions, wages are to rise for educators, police officers. However the Seimas opposition says that without structural reform, it will be difficult to reduce poverty and social segregation. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis ir Algirdas Butkevičius
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Social Democrats and Conservatives – a quest for identity

The two largest and up to then most significant parties in Lithuania, the Social Democrats and the Conservatives, not only did not win the elections, albeit losing very differently, but are also standing at a sort of crossroads. Plagued by internal dissent they are seeking their future, striving to free themselves of a crisis of identity and to define their values. Meanwhile political scientists believe that average voters care little who rules – the left or the right, what matters is who resolves their problems. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis ir Saulius Skvernelis
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“Peasants” not stopping negotiations for the Conservatives

“The Conservatives could join the coalition only after our negotiations with the Social Democrats, becoming the third member of the coalition. We will not cease negotiations with the Social Democrats for the Conservatives because that […]

Gintautas Paluckas
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ELECTIONS. SocDems after losing – three alternatives for their future

The biggest loser in this Seimas election has been the Labour Party, having failed to pass the 5% vote barrier. That said, no less a blow was that to the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP) which had been dominant in ratings nigh on up to election day. What do the Social Democrats need to do after this loss to Gabrielius LandsbergisConservatives and Ramūnas Karbauskis’ “Peasants”? […]