Liberal leader Eligijus Masiulis, conservative leader  Gabrielius Landsbergis and social democrat leader Algirdas Butkevičius

What would a Lithuanian government without a Conservative or Social Democrat PM look like?

A week ago, we saw the first opinion polls conducted after the launch of the official election campaign. Although things can change dramatically over the coming six months before October’s general elections, looking at “ground zero” situation can tell us much about how the campaign may develop and what results to expect. […]

Virgilijus Alekna

Olympic champions become coveted trophy for Lithuania’s political parties

Several political parties would like to have a Lithuanian Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna in their candidate lists during October’s general elections, while the athlete himself says he has not yet made up his mind about going into politics. […]

Conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis

Conservatives ‘in identity crisis’ as Labour party promotes new leader

Both the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats and the Labour Party are trying to promote new faces in the run-up to upcoming elections, but political analysts say the Conservatives are suffering from an identity crisis. […]


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. […]