Vilnius City Municipality

Parties weigh strategies and options before mayoral run-offs in Vilnius

After local elections in Lithuania last Sunday, the new Vilnius City Municipality Council will include 38 male and 12 female councillors. The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania and the Russian Alliance Block of Valdemar Tomaševski delegated four women, the Liberal Movement, three, the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), two, and the remaining parties that were voted in will have one woman representative each. […]

Remigijus Šimašius

Liberals emerging as Lithuania’s major party, political experts say

Increasing popularity of the Liberal Movement is the main take-away from Sunday’s local elections in Lithuania, political experts say. […]

Savivaldos rinkimai

More responsibility and problems for first shift of directly-elected mayors in Lithuania

Directly-elected mayors will have the same powers they have now but they will also have a double amount of responsibility on their shoulders, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Loreta Graužinienė says. Meanwhile opposition leader Andrius Kubilius warns that the new system of local elections will spell more problems for the new mayors who will have to closely cooperate with city councils. […]

Artūras Zuokas

Betting companies predict election victory for incumbent Vilnius Mayor Zuokas

Some betting companies in Lithuania allow placing bets on the results of the upcoming mayoral elections in Vilnius. At the moment, incumbent Artūras Zuokas is thought to have the best chances of winning, while Julius Panka from the Lithuanian Nationalist Union has the slimmest chances. […]

Vytautas Gapšys

Lithuania’s Labour Party seeks 56 mayoral posts

On 20 December, the Council of the Labour Party confirmed the final list of their candidates in the direct mayoral elections. According to Vytautas Gapšys, head of the party’s electoral staff, the Labour Party will be vying for 56 mayoral posts and expects to win more than 10 of them. […]