Rita Tamašunienė and Waldemar Tomaszewski

ELECTIONS. People’s Party and Polish Election Action programmes show little creativity

Experts have observed that the Lithuanian People’s Party and the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania-Christian Families’ Union (LLRA-KŠS) electoral programmes discuss the same things, just in different wording. Furthermore they have noted that the […]

PM Algirdas Butkevičius at the DELFI TV Conference

Backlash against Central Electoral Commission directive regarding live interviews

With the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) requesting to cancel an interview with PM Algirdas Butkevičius in the LRT news show Laba Diena, Lietuva (Good day, Lithuania), citing a ban on politicians participating in Seimas elections from appearing on live television shows, there has been a backlash from a number of prominent media figures such as Edmundas Jakilaitis, Rimvydas Valatka and Aistė Žilinskienė. […]


Lithuania‘s political parties hit with fines for illegal campaigning

With Lithuania’s parliamentary election campaigns gaining momentum, the Central Electoral Commission has had to take action over complaints of illegal political campaigning, reports TV3 Žinios. Opposition parties were up in arms last week after a […]

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Lithuanian parties fail to deliver on election pledges

While Lithuanian political parties tend to base their political campaigns on short term populist objectives, they mostly come up short when delivering on those pledges, an analysis by political scientists has shown. […]