Saulius Spurga
CORPORATE

Lithuania’s four political sweethearts

We know love is blind. It is inexplicable. We can say the same about voter sympathies. Sociologist, after evaluating citizens’ interests, social status and prevalent moods can in part guess their preferences, though truth be told, typically it is already past facts that are analysed, which are granted a more or less suitable basis post factum, Saulius Spurga writes on lzinios.lt. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
CORPORATE

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. […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis
CORPORATE

M. Jastramskis reveals, why the “Farmers” won the elections: who is in centre matters

Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis has analysed trends in Seimas elections and noted that Lithuanian voters are particularly conscious of the “second choice”, thus politicians should remain aware of which parties appear in the so-called centre, lrt.lt writes. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
CORPORATE

“Farmers” bring out their secret weapon in the Vilnius mayor elections

Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) deputy chairman, Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed to lrt.lt that part of the LVŽS Vilnius city branch has offered him to run for Vilnius mayor in next year’s municipal elections. V. Sinkevičius has not yet revealed whether he would like to participate in the elections, however he assures that the office of minister of finance would not preclude him from being a candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

Andrius Tapinas, Gintautas Paluckas, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Ramūnas Karbauskis, Gabrielius Landsbergis
Politics

Homeland Union remains Lithuania’s most popular party – Delfi/Spinter poll

The opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats continues to top Lithuania’s popularity rankings and the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) holds onto its number two spot, according to an opinion poll released on Tuesday. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
CORPORATE

Public relations experts: it is time for Grybauskaitė to reveal what she knows

In anticipation of Tuesday’s annual address by President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the last of her presidency, public relations experts are musing, what the head of state should say, wanting to settle matters in political life, which […]