Skvernelis and Karbauskis
Politics

Skvernelis glancing at Karbauskis’ throne, already arranging 2020 election strategy

Saulius Skvernelis would like not only the office of prime minister, but also the status of “Farmer” leader. But even failing to obtain the latter, he will likely remain in charge of the cabinet. Such […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis and Gabrielius Landsbergis
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Election intrigue only beginning: behind the scenes processes proceed

Visvaldas Matijošaitis is celebrating his victory in Kaunas after the first round, however in the other big cities, a fierce struggle over the post of mayor is only beginning. […]

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In the last 2 years, number of MPs declaring their meetings with interest groups or lobbyists doubles

In the last 2 years, the number of Lithuanian MPs who declare with which interest groups or lobbyists they meet has doubled. Last year, parliamentarians also announced 1,5 times more meetings than in 2017. These figures are reported in research conducted by Transparency International Lithuania, which includes information from manosusitikimai.lt, official work calendars, and personal websites of the parliamentarians. […]

Rimvydas Valatka
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What should be highlighted after this sleepless night for politicians?

Something special should be said on a morning such as this. Indeed, elections, which are the most important for most, were just held. Firstly, important because mayors and municipal council members are the closest to the people of all the branches of government. And second, these elections will change the owners of many offices, Rimvydas Valatka said on Žinių radijas. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
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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. […]

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Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
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Karbauskis’ prediction: if Šimonytė wins, there will be another election

“Silence about a candidate is much worse than discussions,” Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) leader Ramūnas Karbauskis says, adding that, “With a few days passing, no one remembers, what was written, but they do remember about who.” […]