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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. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Juozas Bernatonis
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Social Democrat Labour seek a president: A. Butkevičius mentioned as a potential candidate to his own surprise

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party could back the presidential bid of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis if he chose to run for president, however the party is also considering the candidacies of Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and former Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, LSDDP member Juozas Bernatonis told lrt.lt. A. Butkevičius himself assures he is only considering participating in the European Parliament elections. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
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Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Eugenijus Jovaiša
Politics

The search for new ministers begins. Farmers not looking among their own

Eugenijus Jovaiša, Mindaugas Puidokas, Robertas Šarknickas and Kęstutis Mažeika are “Farmer” group members, whose names are, according to lrt.lt sources, brought up among the potential candidates to the recently freed minister positions. The “Farmer” leaders do not reveal yet, what candidacies are being discussed and only emphasise that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will continue to form the cabinet out of professionals, not from colleagues working in Seimas, lrt.lt writes. […]

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European Union

Seimas discussed the future of the EU

At its siting, the Seimas held a discussion on the future of the European Union (EU), including the current situation in the EU, recent developments in the EU, EU policy aspects and challenges with the greatest potential effect on Lithuania, a Seimas press release states. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis
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A headache for Karbauskis: is it worth betting on Skvernelis?

While Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has yet to announce his decision on whether he will run for president next year, many believe that a declaration of participation is only a matter of time. S. Skvernelis […]

Audrius Bačiulis
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Elections in Zanavykai send good news to all of Lithuania

Conservative Irena Haase entered the second round of the repeat Seimas elections in Šakiai with 35 percent of the vote versus 20 percent of the self-nominated former social democrat Bastys, for whom, after the Constitutional […]