Gintautas Paluckas

ELECTIONS. SocDems after losing – three alternatives for their future

The biggest loser in this Seimas election has been the Labour Party, having failed to pass the 5% vote barrier. That said, no less a blow was that to the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP) which had been dominant in ratings nigh on up to election day. What do the Social Democrats need to do after this loss to Gabrielius LandsbergisConservatives and Ramūnas Karbauskis’ “Peasants”? […]

Alcohol beverage in Lithuania

ELECTIONS. ‘Peasants’ – no to alcohol on weekends, yes to state pharmacies

The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS) has earned 19 mandates in the multi-mandate electoral district, another 42 politicians are vying to be elected in the second round in single-mandate districts. But Ramūnas Karbauskis, the […]

Seimas elections 2016

Reflecting on pre-ELECTION polling

The Conservatives and “Peasants” obtained better election results than predicted by polls through voter loyalty, low turnout among the Social Democrat electorate and the various scandals surrounding the incumbent coalition government believe sociologists. Polls by […]

Meeting in the front of the Seimas

ELECTIONS. Populism and bankruptcy of value based politics. Analysis

The Seimas elections campaigning period is now almost over, having lasted since spring. The news portal reviews the key factors and parties throughout the process First of all – the role of law enforcementThis […]

Landsbergis during the TV debate

ELECTIONS. Landsbergis – cabinet scandals and evaluation of PM Butkevičius’ term

The Chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats Gabrielius Landsbergis recently spoke on the Alfa Savaitė show. The main focus of the conversation was regarding the recent efforts of the opposition to initiate interpellations to the scandal hit ministers of national defence and agriculture in order to prevent them from avoiding responsibility. […]

Saulius Pikturna

Lithuania formally recalls its defense attache from Russia

Lithuania on 23 September formally recalled its defence attache, Saulius Pikturna, from Russia following his marriage to a woman from the Russia-annexed Crimea. […]

Juozas Olekas

ELECTIONS 2016:‘Golden folks’ scandal diminishing confidence in military and Olekas

The so-called army utensils scandal has significantly decreased public trust in the military and the Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas shows an opinion poll by Vilmorus released in Lietuvos Rytas newspaper on Saturday. The […]