Dr. Agnia Grigas
Opinion

Will Lithuania elect its first new generation president?

As Lithuanians are getting ready to vote for their next President on May 12, the race is intensifying between the three leading candidates Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda, and Saulius Skvernelis. Ms. Šimonytė has taken the […]

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Politics

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. […]

Gintautas Paluckas, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis
CORPORATE

After the elections: party triarchy without power

The only true and unquestionable winner of these elections is committees. Their victory in these elections is undisputable, Dominykas Vanhara writes on lzinios.lt. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
CORPORATE

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. […]

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There is a model that helps predict Seimas election results more accurately than surveys

Preliminary predictions of Seimas elections can be made based on the results of the municipal elections. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis has created and tested a model, which predicts results more accurately than surveys. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

R. Karbauskis wants changes in his party: R. Baškienė and A. Nekrošius to no longer be his deputies

With the Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) congress nearing, “Farmer” leader Ramūnas Karbauskis has spoken to party members, proposing to halve the number of LVŽS deputies. The party chairman would like to not longer have Seimas first Vice Speaker Rima Baškienė and Seimas Vice Speaker Arvydas Nekrošius as his deputies, LRT’s Laba Diena, Lietuva reports, according to lrt.lt. […]

Ramūnas Karbauskis
Politics

Deliberations on A. Karbauskis’ amendments on child protection system postponed

The Seimas Legal Affairs Committee removed amendments proposed by Ramūnas Karbauskis on the child protection law, which were to be deliberated on Wednesday because according to the committee’s chairwoman Agnė Širinskienė, cabinet conclusions are pending, lrt.lt writes. […]