Saulius Skvernelis
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Experts on S. Skvernelis’ candidacy: do not see pre-planning and see risks

Last week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his presidential bid. This decision has finalised matters on the political stage. Gitanas Nausėda, S. Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė gather 40% of the vote according to surveys. Another 40% of potential voters are undecided and the remaining 20% is shared by the other candidates. Thus, the number of candidates is growing and the intrigue is rising. How the presidential election campaign will develop and who has the highest chances was discussed by experts on Monday’s LRT Forumas, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
Politics

Skvernelis’ ultimatum regarding elections: it wouldn’t be just any scandal

“If the budget is not approved, next year there may be no elections,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Thursday. According to him, this would happen because the Central Electoral Commission would simply not have the funding for the elections. However, political scientists tell Delfi that elections will happen in all cases but one. However, they note no one would want it. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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More than just falling ministers could hamper Skvernelis’ ratings

Gas, electricity and heating prices are rising. After paying up to 20% more for utilities during winter, the people will be electing their new municipal governments already in spring, as well as their representatives to the European Parliament. Lrt.lt questions – will the citizens, especially the “bottoms Lithuania”, want to vote for those, who did not stop the price increases? […]

Dėmesio centre
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Political scientist Girnius: I think Skvernelis will not run for president

Talking about the past two years of this Seimas term, political scientist Kęstutis Girnius quipped that all we are missing is a Seimas inquiry into Vytautas the Great’s actions following the Battle of Žalgiris. What […]

Raimondas Kurlianskis and Tomas Dapkus
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NSGK investigation has touched on long held secrets: the question is if they will reach their true target

The Seimas National Security and Defence Committee (NSGK) investigation on politicians and business links has reached its conclusion, but doubts are being voiced, whether the material presented by law enforcement to the investigators will help […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Visvaldas Matijošaitis and Gitanas Nausėda
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Ratings: Nausėda climbing rapidly, but no cause for celebration

Economist Gitanas Nausėda is rapidly climbing the presidential ratings lists – so far interviewed Lithuanian citizens would most often prefer to see him as Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s successor. However, political scientist Kęstutis Girnius says that it […]

Virginijus Valentinavičius
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Virgis Valentinavičius. LRT and Karbauskis‘ double Tartuffe

The head of the LRT was insulted last week that Kęstutis Girnius compared the LRT with Lietuvos Geležinkeliai because apparently it was not considered that the national broadcaster is a media organisation that has a […]