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. […]

Presidential candidate debate
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Presidential candidate debate: candidates split into two groups

On Thursday, the first major presidential candidate debate was organised at Vytautas Magnus University (VDU). Following the debate, the lrt.lt portal asked experts for their views on the candidates’ performance. VDU professor Algis Krupavičius saw there being two groups of candidates, while Vilnius Institute of Political Analysis Medias Programme head Donatas Puslys stated that some candidates were fortunate to have good performances. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
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Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda
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A. Januška: G. Nausėda has a risk that could be used by S. Skvernelis

Ingrida Šimonytė and Gitanas Nausėda have decided to participate in the presidential elections. They are in neither the left, nor the right shelf, more uniting than divisive candidates and perhaps they are what Lithuania needs today, Lithuanian Act of Independence signatory Albinas Januška told lrt.lt. Furthermore, G. Nausėda would apparently be the main barrier to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis entering the second round of the presidential elections, if the PM did choose to candidate, lrt.lt writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis, Ingrida Šimonytė, Gitanas Nausėda
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Facebook entries or live meetings: what will help win the presidential elections?

Who will win in the elections? The one to post the most entries on social media or the one to shake most hands? This question can be posed to those aiming for the office of head of state with just half a year left to the presidential elections. Communications specialist Arijus Katauskas observes that we should not expect for social media to replace live meetings with voters, while political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas stresses that direct work with voters is especially important for politicians, lrt.lt writes. […]

G. Nausėda, I. Šimonytė, V. Ušackas
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Lithuanians see Nausėda, Šimonytė as their potential new president – survey

Lithuanian MP Ingrida Šimonytė, representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has risen in the Top-3 of the most popular presidential aspirants, a new survey has revealed. […]

Vygaudas Ušackas
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Whose votes will V. Ušackas gather – S. Skvernelis or G. Nausėda‘s?

With Conservative – Christian Democrat Vygaudas Ušackas declaring his participation in the presidential elections, political scientists have been debating, whose electorate he will draw – Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis‘ or economist Gitanas Nausėda‘s, if either […]