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ELECTIONS. Changes in electoral budgets

It may not be that the largest budget is the deciding factor for a successful election campaign, however it remains an important factor in many cases. The ban on business contributions to campaigns has significantly changed the budgetary landscape, but parties still retain opportunities to benefit from business partners. […]

PM Algirdas Butkevičius at the DELFI TV Conference
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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. […]

Jūratė Novagrockienė
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Political scientist: Voters love young faces, but some are too young or too stained

The conservative leader is too young and inexperienced to be aiming for the prime ministerial post, meanwhile the political career of the former liberal leader, who is currently fighting corruption charges, is as good as over, says Jūratė Novagrockienė, political science professor at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy. […]

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Politicians’ charities raise questions about campaign financing

The law on political campaign financing, adopted in 2011, bans politicians from accepting donations from corporate entities, although they can still accept support from individuals. However, politicians can bypass the rules and campaign through charity funds, Lietuvos Žinios reports. […]