Mažvydas Jastramskis, Ieva Petronytė-Urbonavičienė, Ainė Ramonaitė
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Political scientists on election results: there no longer is support for Karbauskis’ claim of winning all elections

On Sunday night, the results of the municipal council and mayor elections emerged. Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist and docent Mažvydas Jastramskis spoke that these elections were akin to three exams: an exam of democracy, an exam of the party system and an exam of the government. […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Evaluation of S. Skvernelis’ chances: by clashing with the media, he may have made a mistake

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis chose Rusnė as the location to announce his presidential bid. During his cabinet’s term, financing was arranged for the Rusnė overpass. The prime minister stated he wishes for there to be “harmony between governments in the country,” because at the moment he sees discord between the branches of government and journalists, who according to S. Skvernelis participate in politics, add further pressure. This was the discussion topic of Dienos Tema featuring VU TSPMI docent and KTU scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis and the chief editor of BNS news agency Vaidotas Beniušis, lrt.lt writes. […]

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These presidential elections will be different: intrigue awaits

The nearing presidential elections will be rather different to the past two. In 2009, there was a clear leader and a second round wasn’t even needed, while in 2014 a second round did happen, but there was very little intrigue, lrt.lt writes. This time, however, things will be interesting – it will definitely be a new politician, who will arrive in Daukantas Square. Will this bring about greater voter turnout? […]

Mažvydas Jastramskis
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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. […]

Most Influential 2018: Politicians
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Most influential in Lithuania 2018: politicians’ list

For four years in a row now, Delfi announces its unique project Most Influential in Lithuania 2018. Surveys in seven different areas will show, who has the greatest influence in the country, whose opinion and […]

Saulius Skvernelis
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Political scientists hesitant to call Farmer Greens populists

The rise of populist powers is a threat to Europe because often such parties are inclined to break down existing systems while being unable to offer an effective alternative, political scientist Rima Urbonaitė tells LRT.lt. […]

Linas Linkevičius
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Presidential elections – could anyone among the Social Democrats replace D. Grybauskaitė?

Though there is still more than a year and a half to the presidential elections, parties are already deliberating, who of their membership could seek this highest government office. Social Democrat leader Gintautas Paluckas did […]